WASHINGTON, D.C., August 18, 2010 – U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (D-NC) will tour Forsyth Technical Community College, one of four colleges in the country selected by the Manufacturing Institute to implement a job-training program that issues nationally recognized credentials. A Hagan-sponsored bill, the AMERICA Works Act — which will create a commonsense system to help displaced workers find jobs — is based on the Forsyth Tech model.
The bill will create a system where training programs across the country offer industry-recognized credentials so that workers will be qualified for employment in that industry in any state. Hagan is working with her colleagues to advance this commonsense jobs bill in Congress. More information about the AMERICA Works Act can be found here.