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SMACNA Attends Workforce Development Dinner with Rep. Langevin

Nov 14, 2019

IMG_6176 400x443Jeff Henriksen joined Rep. Langevin (D-RI) at a policy dinner to discuss workforce development issues on Wednesday, November 13. The dinner was on the eve of Rep. Langevin introducing the bipartisan bill, Counseling for Career Choice Act. This bill helps establish state frameworks that enable businesses and other community leaders to engage guidance counselors and help them fully understand all the career opportunities available to students whether it is through a college pathway or an apprenticeship.

In attendance at the dinner were the ICC, AGC and Association of Equipment Manufacturers, all of which discussed their dire situations concerning an aging workforce and not enough qualified candidates coming into their industries to replace them – something SMACNA will be aggressively addressing on a national level in the very near future.