Expanding Training and Credentials is Key to N. American Dominance in a Global Economy
According to Realcleareducation.com article written by Matthew Rooney, the Director of Economic Growth at the George W. Bush Institute and Tiffany Melvin, the President of North American Strategy for Competitiveness, (NASCO),” Expanding training and credentials in communities across North America must be undertaken at the local level by academic institutions, employers and job centers developing curricula together to address local economic needs. Leaders in all three countries can support this work by helping organizations build a common foundation of competencies designed to support career growth and flexible worker deployment.”
This is not a theoretical proposal. It is a reality today thanks to North American Strategy for Competitiveness’s (NASCO’s) North American Workforce Initiative, of which the George W. Bush Institute is a member. “We have worked together to achieve official recognition in Mexico and Canada of standards developed by the U.S. Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC).”
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