Training America’s Workforce for the Future: New Policies to Boost Employment and Wages Photos
November 30, 2011
The Hamilton Project at Brookings held forum and released new policy proposals on training programs geared toward the needs of today’s workforce. In a rapidly- changing global economy, the skills of some workers have become less valuable, while other skills are in short supply. By collaborating with industry partners and drawing on evidence about what works, training programs can better prepare workers for jobs in growing industries. A diverse group of policy leaders, stakeholders and training experts participated in the forum to share a range of perspectives, including White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Alan Krueger, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Siemens President and CEO Eric Spiegel.