Our region is in serious need of alignment of our educational systems to meet the workforce demands of the future. Recently, the Allegheny Conference released a comprehensive report to investigate the acute nature of this issue. The report, Inflection Point: Supply, Demand and the Future of Work in the Pittsburgh Region, highlights the critical challenges facing southwestern Pennsylvania’s workforce over the next decade.
As part of a larger strategy to meet these challenges, the report emphasizes the need for effective career and technical education (CTE). All occupations are evolving rapidly as a result of technological change, necessitating increased technical skill in the workforce. As it stands today, the regional workforce is unable to meet occupational and industry demand for individuals with adequate technical skills.
The Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce supports the reauthorization of the federal Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to better align our career training curriculum with the needs of employers.
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