Skills for Business

Between now and 2022, our dynamic private sector will have 2.2 million openings for production workers; half-a-million openings for engineers; and an untold number of openings in new, emerging occupations. To address this challenge, for the first time, the Department of Commerce has made skills and workforce development a priority.

Through our "Skills for Business" initiative, we are partnering across the federal government – with agencies like the Department of Labor and the Department of Education – to assure that our training programs meet the needs of industry, as well as prepare workers for the jobs of the 21st century.

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