WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined a video call with members of the Northern Nevada Workforce Consortium to discuss her work in Congress to support Nevada workers through increased access to workforce development opportunities.
“During the coronavirus pandemic, organizations like the Northern Nevada Workforce Consortium, that are bringing people together to network, collaborate, and join efforts to service this community, are more important than ever,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to be leading the charge in Congress towards building a strong workforce development structure in Nevada and across the nation. Through bills like the Relaunching America’s Workforce Act and the 21st Century Workforce Partnerships Act, we can support dislocated workers with career training, skill development, employment services and ensure that our economic recovery will last. I will continue my efforts to support workers in Nevada and across the country.”
BACKGROUND: In May, Senator Rosen announced her original co-sponsorship of the Relaunching America’s Workforce Act, legislation that would invest $15 billion in America’s workforce training infrastructure and career and technical education.
Last year, Senator Rosen helped to introduce the 21st Century Workforce Partnerships Act (S.2670), legislation that would provide federal support for middle and high schools to partner with institutions of higher education, industry partners, and apprenticeship programs to create an education or career training program for students.
Earlier this year, Rosen introduced the bipartisan Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in America Act (S. 3188), a bill to develop pilot programs that help to close the advanced manufacturing jobs gap through education and job training.