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The establishment of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board by the Trump Administration will hopefully help guide the private sector and the government in creating more opportunities for citizens and more skilled workers for companies large and small.
We are pleased to see executives from CompTIA members Apple, Lockheed Martin, SAP, and IBM were tapped to be part of the advisory board.
Business leaders on the Board include: Tim Cook, Apple; Marilyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin; Al Kelly, Visa, Bill McDermott, SAP; Doug McMillon, Walmart; Ginni Rometty, IBM; Barbara Humpton, Siemens; and Craig Menear, The Home Depot.
The Advisory Board will provide advice and recommendations to the National Council for the American Worker on specific ways to encourage the private sector and educational institutions to combat the skills crisis by investing in and increasing demand-driven education, training, and re-training, including training through apprenticeships and work-based learning opportunities.
The Board’s primary focus will be on:
Joining the business leaders are elected officials, leaders from higher education, trade associations and community groups. Elected officials include: Kim Reynolds, Governor of Iowa; Eric Holcomb, Governor of Indiana; and Vi Lyles, Mayor of Charlotte, N.C.