In 2011, the Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce organized two national Workforce Days of Action, calling on individuals and organizations across the country to stand up for investments in America’s workers and industries. In March and in August, thousands stood united with the Campaign in support of adequate funding for workforce education and training programs.
As part of National Workforce Week of Action, members of the business community, labor, education and training programs, and the public sector came together across the nation August 15-19, 2011, to stand up for investments in America’s workers and industries. In meetings with Members of Congress, in the press, and through social media, the workforce community urged policymakers to support adequate funding for workforce education and training programs—and your voices were heard!
Just a few of the week’s highlights include:
On March 24, 2011, representatives from business, labor, education and training programs, and the public sector took part in meetings with Members of Congress, press conferences, site visits and rallies in over 30 states. As part of a national Workforce Day of Action, thousands voiced united opposition to funding cuts for federal education and training programs. Organized by the Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce, the Workforce Day of Action was a coordinated effort to urge Congress not to eliminate funding for workforce programs, which play a vital role in the nation’s economic recovery and states’ job creation efforts. Below are a few highlights from the event.
a diverse coalition of national organizations helping people raise their skills, to compete in today’s rapidly restructuring economy.