Building America’s Infrastructure Workforce: Partnering with Industry to Meet the Demand for Skilled Workers

Upgrading America’s transportation and physical infrastructure is a bipartisan priority, and also an opportunity to provide millions of jobs to Americans who are unemployed or underemployed. This National Skills Coalition report describes the education and training policies that are necessary to prepare enough skilled workers to meet the demand that a large investment in infrastructure would create. The authors recommend creating and expanding sector partnerships in the infrastructure industry, creating incentives for apprenticeships and work-based learning, and funding support services to ensure that work-based learning participants are fully ready to work. This report also includes examples of successful transportation sector partnerships from Seattle and Central Iowa.
Record Type: 
Report
Publication Date: 
June, 2017
Date: 
June 2017
Source: 
Partner Resources
State: 
Iowa
Washington
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
  • Education and Training
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