OCTAE Connection: Flash Edition - January 21,, 2015 - Revised

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OCTAE Connection: Flash Edition

January 21, 2015

Upskilling America’s Workers

In his State of the Union address yesterday and again at Boise State University today, the President called on more employers to adopt or expand measures to help workers gain the skills and credentials needed to advance into better paying jobs. Such measures include expanding registered apprenticeships, increasing the use of tuition benefit programs that pay for a worker to complete his or her college education, offering on-the-job training for career progression, and increasing access to technology-enabled learning tools. Spreading best practices like these can ensure both that employers get the skilled workforce they need and workers get an opportunity to realize their full potential and earn more. At the same time – while proposing new measures in his budget – the President is taking his own actions to expand access to apprenticeships and training. 

See more about what the Administration is doing to partner with employers to upskill their workers in this White House fact sheet http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/21/fact-sheet-partnering-employers-equip-hardworking-americans-skills-they-