Administration Hosts Rethink Work-Based Learning Event

Education and Labor Departments collaborate on Career Technical and Adult Education.

This month, a group of leaders from business, workforce, and education met for a “Rethink Work-Based Learning” event at the Department of Education. Officials from several federal government departments participated, including the Education and Labor secretaries.

“Before the pandemic, there were more than seven million unfilled jobs in the United States waiting for workers with the right skills and a personalized education. And more than 80 percent of HR professionals report they’ve had difficulty finding qualified people for open positions. More than 4 in 5 say this,” Secretary DeVos said. “Employers can’t find enough qualified people to hire because there are too many disconnects between education and the economy, just as there are often too many disconnects between a child and the school they’re assigned to by government.”

Secretary Scalia said, “An immense amount of education occurs in the workplace. There are many ways for workers to gain skills that lead to a successful career.  Sometimes these approaches are in conjunction with a degree, [and] sometimes they’re not.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the U.S. economy as businesses struggle with the continuing pandemic.
  • For Secretary DeVos as she seeks educational solutions for the nation.
  • For Secretary Scalia as he leads the Labor Department.

Sources: AP, NPR


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