Jobs Education and the Workforce

This committee focuses on the education and workforce development needs of cities in order to build a skilled workforce for a 21st Century global economy. Specific issue areas included: Education; Workforce Development; Public Service Employment; STEM; At-Risk Youth; Summer Jobs; Youth Employment and Development; National Service; Dislocated Workers and Advanced Manufacturing among others.

House Appropriations Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Job Training Funding

On Tuesday, April 4, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies held a hearing entitled “Examining Federal Support for Job Training Programs.” Witnesses for the hearing included: University of Maryland School of Public Policy Professor and Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Douglas J. Besharov; Urban Institute Fellow Dr. Demetra Smith [...]

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Grants Awarded for Innovation in U.S. Textile Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 23, 2017 – Walmart, The Walmart Foundation and The U.S. Conference of Mayors recently announced this year’s U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund grant recipients at the 85th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. Six leading research and academic institutions were awarded a total of nearly $3 million [...]

Louisville, Orlando and Hartford Win USCM/USA Funds National Education Pathways With a Purpose Awards

Awards Recognize Mayor-Led Efforts to Enhance College Completion and Career Readiness Indianapolis, IN — Louisville, KY Mayor Greg Fischer; Orlando, FL Mayor Buddy Dyer; and Hartford, CT Mayor Luke Bronin have won the 2016 U.S. Conference of Mayors/USA Funds 2016 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Awards. The awards were announced during the U.S. Conference [...]