Despite all the talk from President Obama about skills training, the House-passed SKILLS Act has been stuck in the Senate for 344 days. Today, Leader Cantor visited Germanna Community College in Virginia to talk about the role community colleges play in closing the skills gap. It’s past time for the President to stop making excuses and call on the Senate to pass the SKILLS Act:
TODAY: LEADER CANTOR: "By focusing on job training and skills education we can see more people get back to work. The goal of the SKILLS Act is to help community colleges like Germanna better meet the needs of local businesses in their community and drive innovation and job creation across the Commonwealth and the country.”
FLASHBACK: PRESIDENT OBAMA: “We have to make sure that every American has the skills to fill those jobs...That means more on-the-job training, and more apprenticeships that set a young worker on an upward trajectory for life. It means connecting companies to community colleges that can help design training to fill their specific needs.”
344 days too many.