Thursday, June 17, 2010

Help Support the Industry Partnership Program

Industry Partnership legislation has been introduced in the Senate - it is Senate Bill 1409. Please help to ensure that this legislation moves through the Senate so it can be signed into law by the governor.

Please contact your Senator and ask him or her to co-sponsor SB1409 and to support it when it comes up for a vote.

When you make your call and/or send your e-mail, please make sure to communicate that:

  • Industry Partnerships have been remarkably successful in addressing the needs of both businesses and workers in the Commonwealth. More than 5,000 businesses have reported significant improvements in productivity and more than 70,000 workers have benefited from training, with average wage gains of 6.6% in one year.
  • Industry Partnerships deliver a high return on investment by achieving economies of scale in the design and delivery of training and increasing the effectiveness of other public and private investments in training
  • Industry Partnerships have strong business support with over 500 businesses signing a letter endorsing Industry Partnerships in the 2009-10 budget debate.

More information about the legislation, including additional talking points and a sample letter to your legislator can be obtained at www.workforcepa.com.

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