When Congress invests in the skills of America’s workforce, it is making an investment in economic growth and opportunity. However, since 2010, Congress has cut funding to employment and job training programs by over $1 billion. Our nation cannot afford for this trend to continue.
National Skills Coalition analyzes the impact of federal funding proposals and policies and works with its diverse membership across the country to make the case for greater and more effective investments in the skills of America’s workforce. We are also founding members of the Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce and NDD United, in which support efforts to bring more voices and perspectives into national debates about federal spending.
This page contains reports, fact sheets, analyses, letters to Congress and news related to federal funding for employment and job training programs, as well as information about historical funding trends.
- Investing in America's Workforce:A national imperative for the 21st century l 2019
- FY2020 Workforce & Education Appropriations | March 2019
- America's workforce: We can't compete if we cut | August 2018
- Analysis: Despite focus from the administration, budget falls short on much needed investment in workforce and education programs | March 2019