What would you like to see today?
Do you think education stops when you graduate?
It’s why I was so interested in watching President Biden’s first address to Congress last night, and hearing his plan for the future of our workforce.
At 1Huddle, we know that lifelong learning and development is critical for every worker if they are going to succeed in the future of work. Unfortunately, as a nation, it is here that we are failing.
If we are going to create a more equitable, competitive, inclusive, and accessible future of work for every worker, then we need to have a real discussion about workforce infrastructure. And, get real about where we need to rebuild in order to ensure a strong foundation for businesses to thrive in the years ahead.
President Biden covered a ton of topics and policy priorities during his address. Here are my top 10 quotes, many of which have to do with how we can create a workforce infrastructure that focuses on lifelong learning for every worker:
For far too long, America has not taken workforce training and development seriously. We only spend 0.1% of our nation’s GDP on programs that help people adjust to workplace changes, and federal investments in skills training has decreased by nearly 40% over the last two decades.
Now, as our workforce and economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we face an unprecedented need for rapid upskilling and reskilling in every industry. President Biden’s speech showed that the Biden-Harris administration understands how critical it is to invest in our workers by overhauling workforce infrastructure. I was excited about many aspects of the American Jobs Plan.
What does prioritizing lifelong training, education, and development do for our workforce? A ton. But, most urgently it can help every worker succeed in a future of work that will require more education and more skills to win on the job.
Is your company ready to get to work on the future of work? Check out 1Huddle’s R.A.I.S.E. Every Worker policy plan now and join the movement toward a better future for all workers.
Sam Caucci, Founder & CEO at 1Huddle
Check out our plan that outlines a position that we at 1Huddle fight for everyday; for every worker.