Feb. 19, 2019
House Republicans launch #GoodJobs4PA initiative
HARRISBURG – Calling Pennsylvania’s workers our state’s “most valuable resource,” House Majority Leader Bryan Cuter (R-Lancaster) announced the House Republican plan to reform and improve workforce development in Pennsylvania. Cutler made the announcement following comments from Gov. Tom Wolf as the Wolf administration announced an executive order establishing the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center.
“Every Pennsylvanian deserves to the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to move up the economic ladder,” Cutler said. “With the right policies in place, we can develop our state into a world-class workforce and attract the companies, grow the industries and develop the innovations that will show the world what Pennsylvanians are made of.”
Cutler announced plans to move several workforce development-related bills through the House in the next few weeks. The bills address the skills gap and worker shortage industries across the state are facing. There are also multiple bills to enhance educational programs and access so more Pennsylvanians can benefit from the training available and necessary to allow more people to thrive in family-sustaining careers.
“For too long there has been a mismatch between what we produce and what the economy needs in terms of an educated or skilled workforce. So, we’re working to make it possible for everyone to have that opportunity - one where they can make the best decisions for their future, one that employers are looking for, and hopefully one that does not result in large amounts of student debt,” Cutler said.
The first bills in the package should be on the floor for votes before the end of this week.
Representative Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Mike Straub