Local officials, business leaders and workforce investment boards recently combined efforts and expressed their concerns over provisions in H.R. 803, the SKILLS Act to members of Congress. According to the opposition, the provisions undermine the important role of stakeholders in the administration of workforce development activities. The provisions will also reduce access to education and valuable training to workers. Instead, they suggest for Congress to enact a bi-partisan workforce development bill that will aid emerging economies and business needs.
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