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Autos Drive America Announces Support for A Stronger Workforce for America Act and the Bipartisan Workforce Pell Act

December 11, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Autos Drive America, the leading voice for international automakers with operations in the U.S., today endorsed two bipartisan bills being marked up Tuesday by the House Education and Workforce Committee: A Stronger Workforce for America Act, H.R. 6655, and the Bipartisan Workforce Pell Act, H.R. 6585.

“As auto manufacturing evolves to meet the needs of today’s consumers, international automakers are working to prepare their current and future workforce for careers in a transformative industry,” said Jennifer Safavian, President and CEO of Autos Drive America. “These two bipartisan bills will strengthen the education-to-career-pipeline by aligning education opportunities with workforce needs and providing high-quality job opportunities to job seekers and employees alike. We appreciate Chairwoman Foxx and Ranking Member Scott’s commitment to finding bipartisan, commonsense solutions to improving the pathway to career-track jobs and urge the full Committee to vote in favor of these important bills.”

In 2022, Autos Drive America’s member companies offered 140 workforce development programs across the U.S. Sixty percent of member companies’ programs focused on upskilling and reskilling their current workforce to meet the evolving needs of the rapidly growing automotive manufacturing industry.