In February 2016, Opportunity America organized a briefing for congressional staffers: Career and Technical Education: The Employer Perspective. A range of employers from industries that rely on skilled and middle-skilled workers explained how their businesses provide career education and training or partner with schools to provide it.
The event was cosponsored by the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus, the Association for Career and Technical Education and the Industry Workforce Needs Coalition. Senate CTE Caucus co-chairs Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) delivered remarks. Opportunity America president Tamar Jacoby moderated the discussion.