In the past year, COVID-19 decimated the world economy and laid bare vulnerabilities the United States must address.
For our country to recover, we will need a job-creation policy with a specific focus on rebuilding America’s critical infrastructure and repatriating priority supply chains.
To meet the new demand for skilled labor this repatriation creates will require a completely new approach to workforce development. If we are going to rebuild America and bring manufacturing jobs back home, now is the time to bring minority communities, which have been hardest hit, into the post-COVID-19 economic boom.
Key to our success will be building new bridges across the racial divide, building a skilled, diverse pipeline of talent, building new pathways to job access and opportunity and build a high-impact compass toward social mobility and self-sufficiency.