S.1243 - AMERICA Works Act

A bill to require that certain Federal job training and career education programs give priority to programs that provide an industry-recognized and nationally portable credential. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: A bill to require that certain Federal job training and career education programs give priority to programs that provide an industry-recognized and nationally portable credential. as introduced.
  • Short: AMERICA Works Act as introduced.
  • Short: American Manufacturing Efficiency and Retraining Investment Collaboration Achievement Works Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

American Manufacturing Efficiency and Retraining Investment Collaboration Achievement Works Act or AMERICA Works Act - Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, with respect to statewide and local adult and youth workforce investment employment and training programs, to require a one-sto

Official Summary

American Manufacturing Efficiency and Retraining Investment Collaboration Achievement Works Act or AMERICA Works Act - Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, with respect to statewide and local adult and youth workforce investment employment and training programs, to require a one-stop delivery system, in selecting and approving training services, or programs of training services, to give priority consideration to state- and local board-approved services and programs that lead to an industry-recognized and nationally portable credential that is in demand in the local area served and listed in the skill credential registry created under this Act. Amends the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 and the Trade Act of 1974 to require the same priority consideration in the state and local plans for career and technical education programs as well as in tech prep programs and trade adjustment assistance (TAA) programs. Requires that funds allocated for local area youth activities be used, in part, for training programs, giving priority consideration to those that lead to a registry-listed credential in high demand in the local area served. Requires the Secretary of Labor to:
(1) create a registry of skill credentials; and
(2) list in the registry credentials that are required by federal or state law for an occupation, are from the Manufacturing Institute-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System, and are industry-recognized and nationally portable credentials consistent with established industry competency models as well as consistently updated to reflect changing industry competencies.

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Organizations Supporting S.1243

  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • National Association of Manufacturers

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