The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) has declared Wednesday, August 29, 2012 as “Workforce Wednesday.”
NAWB would like to see Congress develop guiding principles for the re-authorization of federal engagement in workforce development, similar to its actions with respect to the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. And by declaring Workforce Wednesday, they are encouraging everyone to engage with their Congressional representatives on Wednesday and let your voices be heard in support of re-engagement and re-authorization. However, in addition to that support, I encourage you to also take the time to present your ideas about how you think the national workforce system might be improved to better serve both employers and job seekers. The system can only be as good as the directional input that it’s provided, so take the time to give your input and unique perspective too.
While our ideas and perspectives may differ, thanks for your support of the national and state workforce systems.