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PMA and NTMA Applaud Federal Workforce Development Funding

Friday, August 23, 2019
 

Ongoing efforts by the U.S. manufacturing industry to develop the workforce of tomorrow received a significant boost with the announcement by the U.S. Department of Labor of $183.8 million in workforce development grants to help create and promote partnerships among educational institutions, companies and trade associations. National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) applauded the grants, along with the Labor Department’s announcement to award an additional $100 million in grants for promoting apprenticeships.

“There will be an estimated two million vacant manufacturing jobs by 2025, and the industry cannot close this gap on its own,” says PMA President David Klotz. “These federal programs mean that the government is listening to our message that, for manufacturing to continue to drive the U.S. economy, this country must invest in helping manufacturers attract and train the next generation of workers.”

 

See also: Precision Metalforming Association

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