While our national economy has seen unprecedented prosperity over the last several years, throughout the district I constantly hear about employers having trouble finding good employees to take open positions. While on the House Education and Labor Committee, I have learned about the importance apprenticeships in learning skills while finding a career path. In addition, we should continue to promote employer-led innovation in, and access to, work-based learning experiences, while maintaining the flexibility necessary for businesses. I am a big believer in also incentivizing career-minded students to seek a path to career and technical schools. Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District is home to some of the best trade schools in the country and the economic success opportunities for these students is incredible.
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