The Education and Workforce Committee has jurisdiction over issues in the area of education (including early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary) as well as in the areas of workforce development. Members of the committee ensure that the governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.
Pathway to Work: The Role of Education in Economic Development
The nation’s governors applaud the Senate for passing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a bill that promotes job creation, job retention and business expansion. NGA has long called on Congress to reauthorize the existing Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and restore the 15 percent WIA set-aside for governors to create jobs, spur economic growth and get people back to work.
As the federal government considers reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins), the National Governors Association (NGA) today released principles to guide its work. The principles focus on governance, alignment and collaboration; leadership, flexibility and accountability; and funding, resources and data.