Friday, October 1, 2010
The increasingly dynamic world economy demands that U.S. workers have the skills and education needed to compete. On Tuesday, approximately 40 participants from community and technical colleges, the public workforce system, adult education system, labor, industry, policy research organizations and government came together at DOL to identify strategies for increasing the number of adults who attain industry-recognized or postsecondary credentials. Credentials result in increased earnings, employment and career advancement. They are an important part of meeting President Obama's goal of developing the best educated, most competitive workforce in the world.