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  • President Trump Delivers Remarks on Job Training
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    President Trump Remarks on Job Training

    President Trump delivered remarks on job training and signed an executive order to create a new council and advisory board to boost training and employment opportunities.

  • Weekly Democratic Address
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    Weekly Democratic Address

    In the weekly Democratic address, Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) talked about the importance for unity of all Americans and job creation.

  • Discussion Focuses on ReEntry Following Incarceration
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    Criminal Justice System

    Nicholas Turner spoke about the state of the criminal justice system and what needs to be done to advance change. He showed a brief video. This was the opening keynote address of the forum…

  • Washington Journal Joe Garcia on the High School Graduation Rate
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    Drop in High School Graduations

    Former Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia (D-CO) talked by video from Denver about the study, “Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates,” released that month from the…

  • Education and Training in Correctional Institutions
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    Education and Training in Correctional Institutions

    State and federal policy analysts and correctional education administrators talked about inmate job training and education during incarceration. They also discussed some of the barriers that prevent access to…

  • National Governors Association Discussion on State Economies and Job Skills
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    National Governors Association, Discussion on State Economies

    Governors met to discuss the best methods to expand worker training programs for growing states' economies through improving job skills. Guest speakers included Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.…

  • Discussion on Youth Unemployment
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    Role of Corporate Engagement in Youth Employment

    Thomas Donohue talked about youth unemployment and how to provide job opportunities to young people. He was followed by a panel discussion on the role of the business community in youth workforce…

  • Vice President Biden on Youth Employment
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    Vice President Biden on Youth Employment

    Vice President Joe Biden talked about youth employment and workforce development. He spoke about the importance of providing youth with job opportunities, especially in the areas of health care,…

  • Vice President Biden Remarks on Youth Employment
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    Youth Employment and Workforce Development

    After welcoming remarks, David Williams talked about youth employment, workforce development, and the gap between youths seeking to enter the workforce and the skills employers need. “Youth Employment…

  • President Obama Remarks on Job Training Programs
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    President Obama in Los Angeles

    President Obama talked about the importance of job-driven skills training, particularly for fast-growing sectors such as health care, and the role of community colleges in federal job…

  • Presidential Program in Los Angeles Introduction
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    Presidential Program in Los Angeles, Introduction

    Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and officials of the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College spoke to the crowd waiting for President Obama to make a speech. Linda Cole sang the national anthem.

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Signing Ceremony
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    Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

    President Obama talked about improving the state of the middle class thorough better jobs and preparing Americans with skill sets for those jobs before signing H.R. 803, the Workforce…

  • Weekly Presidential Address
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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about the need to ensure that Americans were equipped with the skills employers were looking for.

  • NGA Forum on Education and Economic Development
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    Governors on Education and Workforce Development

    The nation’s governors discussed the role of education in a state’s economic development. Guest speakers included Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who as the ranking member of the Senate committee on…

  • NGA Forum on Education and Job Training
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    Governors on Education and Job Training

    National Governors Association Chair Mary Fallin (R-OK) gave her final report on her year-long initiative, “America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.” The guest speaker Stephen Rohleder, heads of North…

  • NGA Forum on State and Federal Partnerships
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    The State-Federal Partnership

    Vice President Biden was the featured speaker at the opening session of annual meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA). He talked about state-federal partnerships in job…

  • House Leaders Sign Workforce Training Bill
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    Workforce Training Bill Signing

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was joined House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other members of Congress as he signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act prior to sending the…

  • Role of Returning Veterans
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    Helping War Veterans

    Panelists talked about efforts to help the reintegration of returning war veterans. The event included opening remarks by Colonel Rich Morales, executive director of the White House’s Joining Forces…

  • Washington Journal Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Do government job training programs work?”

  • Job Training and the Economy
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    President Obama in Pennsylvania

    President Obama talked about the U.S. economy and job training at the Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center in Oakdale, Pennsylvania. He was introduced by Vice President…

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