S.1542 - Manufacturing Skills Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 06/10/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/10/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1542 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/10/2015)
Manufacturing Skills Act of 2015
This bill requires the Department of Commerce, Department of Labor, Department of Education, Department of Defense and the Director of the National Science Foundation to jointly establish a Manufacturing Skills Partnership to administer and carry out a program to award competitive, three-year grants to enable up to five states and five metropolitan areas to carry out proposals to promote reforms in workforce education and skill training for manufacturing.
The Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology shall:
- acting through the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, conduct an audit of all federal education and skills training programs related to manufacturing to ensure that states and metropolitan areas are able to align federal resources with the labor demands of their primary manufacturing industries; and
- work with states and metropolitan areas to determine how federal funds can be more tailored to meet their different needs.