Job Skills

See the work of the New Dem Future of Work Task Force, launced in 2017, for the latest New Dem efforts on building a workforce with 21st century skills.

In 2014, 20 New Dems launched a working group to develop next-generation solutions to close the skills gap and help every American find a high-quality job in a globally-competitive economy. The New Dems on the working group include Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Bill Foster (D-IL), Jim Himes (D-CT), Denny Heck (D-WA), Ron Kind (D-WI), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Scott Peters (D-CA), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Jared Polis (D-CO), Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Terri Sewell (D-AL)

Check back for more on Coalition updates for the 21st Century Job Skills Working Group.

More on Job Skills

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, 48 Members of the New Democrat Coalition sent a letter to President Trump calling for a robust commitment to apprenticeship programs. The letter, led by Reps. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Terri Sewell (AL-07), Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02), and Donald Norcross (NJ-01), outlines the importance of apprenticeships and urges the administration to maintain strong levels of funding for apprenticeship initiatives across the country.