By Staff Writer, PHCC Educational Foundation
The economy is booming like never before. This high-energy growth environment presents both a challenge and an opportunity. The challenge is that companies must find more workers with specific skill sets to fill an increasing number of open jobs. The opportunity is that with more affordable, relevant training, many American workers will now have the chance to move into better jobs that deliver bigger paychecks.
On July 19, 2018, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the National Council for the American Worker. The group will convene voices from the public, private, education, labor, and not-for profit sectors to enhance employment opportunities for Americans of all ages.
As part of the National Council for the American Worker, the Trump Administration is asking companies and trade groups throughout the country to sign the Pledge to America’s Workers—committing to expand programs that educate, train, and reskill American workers from high-school age to near-retirement.
Since the Executive Order was signed, more than 200 companies and organizations have signed the Pledge, including PHCC and the Educational Foundation, contributing to over 14.4 MILLION new education and training opportunities for American students and workers over the next five years.
On January 14th, PHCC contractors, manufacturer representatives, chapter executives and staff headed to the White House to witness Foundation Chief Operating Officer Cindy Sheridan sign the official Pledge to America’s Workers, committing the Foundation and PHCC to train 75,000 apprentices over the next five years through our online and PHCC chapter training partners.
Staff Writer , PHCC Educational Foundation