American Workforce Advisory Board Holds Inaugural Meeting as Part of Administration’s Goal to Revamp Workforce Development Programs in the U.S.

Mar 8, 2019

The American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, which is co-chaired by the Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, and Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, recently held its first meeting at the White House. The Board was established pursuant to Executive Order 13845, Executive Order Establishing the President’s National Council for the American Worker, released last year, which calls for a national strategy “to ensure that America’s students and workers have access to affordable, relevant, and innovative education and job training that will equip them to compete and win in the global economy…”

The Advisory Board is comprised of 27 members who run the gamut from government, academia and industry.  The role of the Advisory Board is to work with the National Council in an advisory capacity to identify new ways to fight the skills gap, and improve workforce development and training programs through strong collaboration with industry and academia.

The board will meet on a quarterly basis. The public is welcome to submit statements or questions ahead of time for the board to consider during the meeting.

To view EO 13845 in full, click here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-establishing-presidents-national-council-american-worker/

For further information on the Advisory Board, including a full list of members, click here: https://www.commerce.gov/americanworker/american-workforce-policy-advisory-board?utm_source=SSTI+Weekly+Digest&utm_campaign=d71d9461a6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_02_28_03_57&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ecf5992d4c-d71d9461a6-220224561