Opportunities and Obstacles: A Close Look at the Stronger Workforce for America Act

By India Heckstall, Emily Andrews, and Kathy Tran 

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a pivotal investment in workforce development. Yet it also perpetuates occupational segregation and systemic racism, hindering equitable access to quality jobs. The proposed reauthorization bill, A Stronger Workforce for America Act (ASWA), unfortunately maintains the status quo and fails to address crucial issues. This brief highlights ASWA’s shortcomings and offers groundbreaking solutions to enhance WIOA, paving the way for a more inclusive and worker-centered workforce development system. 

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