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  • Dan Pfeiffer Joins Medium: "Breaking Down the 'Worst' Year in Washington"

    Today, Dan Pfeiffer joined the popular blogging platform Medium, posting an op-ed that reflected on 2014 as a year of great progress for President Obama and the progressive agenda -- no matter what the critics have said.

  • Empowering Today’s Economy by Training Tomorrow’s Workforce

    At both ED and Labor, we value the contributions that business leaders can make in helping to craft workforce development solutions. We know there are many successful models for business and education partnerships across the country. But we also know that there is much more for us to learn.

  • The White House Joins Medium

    President Obama discusses American innovation on Medium, a platform which encourages people to share ideas and stories that matter.

  • Community Colleges: The Secret Sauce

    The program is called TAACCCT -- that stands for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training. As acronyms go, I’m not going to say it’s our very best work. But as a commitment to building a 21st century workforce, as a tool to prepare people for the jobs of today and tomorrow, it is second-to-none.

  • A Day in Ohio: Secretaries Perez and Duncan Go to Toledo

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez is traveling with Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Toledo, Ohio, today to see first-hand model programs and partnerships that are equipping Americans with the knowledge, skills and industry-relevant education they need to get on the pathway to a successful career.

  • Training a Workforce for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Jobs

    Times have changed, and today, some of the best ladders to well-paying, middle-class jobs are in IT fields across our economy.

  • Upskill America: Creating Pathways to the Middle-Class

    The Administration is kicking off a significant new public-private effort to help hard-working Americans get ahead through an initiative we are calling “upskilling”: working with employers, educators, tech innovators, unions, training providers, cities, states, and non-profits to help turn low-wage and entry-level jobs across the country into stepping stones to the middle class.

  • A Day in the Life: Deric from Baltimore

    Today, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez is traveling to the BioTechnical Institute of Maryland in Baltimore, where he'll meet with Deric -- a graduate of the program who is now working as a manufacturing associate. Follow along here.

  • The First-Ever White House Summit on American Apprenticeship

    To create new opportunities for more Americans, we are committed to advancing job-driven training initiatives that help workers acquire the skills they need to succeed in good jobs. Expanding quality apprenticeship is a key strategy to make education and training programs more job-driven.

  • Reforming America's Job-Driven Training Programs

    President Obama and Vice President Biden head to Pennsylvania to announce new federal investments supporting job-driven training.