The Center Joins 44 Workforce Development Leaders in Declaring Commitment to Career Pathways

Posted July 2014

The Transportation Learning Center joined with 44 other leading labor-management and union programs in declaring a commitment “to participate in the national engagement campaign organized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Administration to expand opportunities for adults to assess and strengthen their foundation skills.”  That commitment, set out in a letter to Assistant Secretary of Education Johan Uvin, responded to what the signers called “troubling findings” in the OECD’s Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies Fall 2013 Survey of Adult Skills.  According to the survey, approximately 36 million adults ages 16 to 65 in the United States have low skills in basic numeracy, reading and problem-solving; over a third of this population is looking for work, and many who already have work are in low-wage jobs that provide neither job security nor other benefits that make a job a “good job.”
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