American Workforce Policy Advisory Board; Meeting

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2019)]
[Pages 60054-60055]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-24282]
Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs
RIN 0691-XC108
American Workforce Policy Advisory Board; Meeting
AGENCY: Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department
of Commerce.
ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: The Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs
announces the fourth meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory
Board (Advisory Board). Discussions of the Advisory Board will include
its progress toward achieving the goals set at its inaugural meeting on
March 6, 2019, as well as other Advisory Board matters. The meeting
will take place in Indianapolis, IN on December 5, 2019.
DATES: The Advisory Board will meet on December 5, 2019; the meeting
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begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at approximately 12:00 p.m. (EST).
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Indiana Women's Prison, 2596
N Girls School Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46214. The meeting is open to the
public via audio conference technology. Audio instructions will be
prominently posted on the Advisory Board homepage at: Please note: The Advisory Board website will maintain the most
current information on the meeting agenda, schedule, and location.
These items may be updated without further notice in the Federal
    The public may also submit statements or questions via the Advisory
Board email address, [email protected]
(please use the subject line ``December 2019 Advisory Board Meeting
Public Comment''), or by letter to Sabrina Montes, c/o Office of Under
Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of Commerce, 1401
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. If you wish the Advisory
Board to consider your statement or question during the meeting, we
must receive your written statement or question no later than 5 p.m.
(EST) four business days prior to the meeting. We will provide all
statements or questions received after the deadline to the members;
however, they may not consider them during the meeting.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sabrina Montes, c/o Office of Under
Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of Commerce, 1401
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, (301) 278-9268, or
[email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce and the Advisor to
the President overseeing the Office of Economic Initiatives serve as
the co-chairs of the Advisory Board. In addition to the co-chairs, the
Advisory Board comprises 25 members that represent various sectors of
the economy. The Board advises the National Council for the American
    The December meeting will include updates on implementation of
recommendations from the September meeting and discussions of new
recommendations under each of the four main goals of the Advisory
     Develop a Campaign to Promote Multiple Pathways to Career
Success. Companies, workers, parents, and policymakers have
traditionally assumed that a university degree is the best, or only,
path to a middle-class career. Employers and job seekers should be
aware of multiple career pathways and skill development opportunities
outside of traditional 4-year degrees.
     Increase Data Transparency to Better Match American
Workers with American Jobs. High-quality, transparent, and timely data
can significantly improve the ability of employers, students, job
seekers, education providers, and policymakers to make informed choices
about education and employment--especially for matching education and
training programs to in-demand jobs and the skills needed to fill them.
     Modernize Candidate Recruitment and Training Practices.
Employers often struggle to fill job vacancies, yet their hiring
practices may actually reduce the pool of qualified job applicants. To
acquire a talented workforce, employers must better identify the skills
needed for specific jobs and communicate those needs to education
providers, job seekers, and students.
     Measure and Encourage Employer-led Training Investments.
The size, scope, and impacts of education and skills training
investments are still not fully understood. There is a lack of
consistent data on company balance sheets and in federal statistics.
Business and policy makers need to know how much is spent on training,
the types of workers receiving training, and the long-term value of the
money and time spent in classroom and on-the-job training.
Sabrina L. Montes,
Designated Federal Official, American Workforce Policy Advisory Board,
Bureau of Economic Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2019-24282 Filed 11-6-19; 8:45 am]