Workforce Development Town Hall Meeting Planned on Capitol Hill
Jan. 19, 2016
By Mark Riso, Vice President of Government Relations
PHCC and the Educational Foundation have begun working with the House Career & Technical Education Caucus to develop a spring 2016 “Town Hall Meeting” designed to provide Members of Congress and staff real-life workforce development success stories from the p-h-c industry. The Town Hall Meeting will be a direct method to educate Capitol Hill on the great career opportunities in the industry.
This special event came about as a result of several important meetings held recently on Capitol Hill, all designed to accelerate action on workforce development in the industry. We have also been in contact with the Co-Chairmen of the House Career & Technical Education Caucus—Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn Thompson (R-PA). The common denominator we’re learning at each of the meetings is that Congress wants to hear success stories about employee recruitment and retention directly from the p-h-c industry. Capitol Hill is very engaged in the issues of workforce development, yet additional solutions to this challenge need to be explored.
Plans are currently underway to schedule the meeting in late April 2016.