As a resource to help the incoming Obama administration, members of Congress and others set the public policy agenda necessary to strengthen the economy and improve the lives of young people who are at risk, Corporate Voices for Working Families has prepared a comprehensive position paper, Strengthening America’s Economic Competitiveness: Public Policy Strategies to Improve Workforce Readiness. 

The public policy background, recommendations and strategies are organized into four areas:

·      Increasing and Broadening Learning Opportunities

·      Creating Alternative Pathways to Work

·      Valuing Higher Education and Lifelong Learning

·      Improving Coordination of Programs for Disconnected Youth

A copy of the public policy paper is available on the Corporate Voices for Working Families website.

This public policy paper was made possible through the generous support of Altria Client Services and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Corporate Voices’ partner companies provided additional support.