S.2334 - 21st Century Energy Workforce Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Introduced 07/30/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Committee Meetings:||09/25/19 10:00AM|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 116-150|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/24/2019 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 271. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2334 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate (10/24/2019)
21st Century Energy Workforce Act of 2019
This bill directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a 21st Century Energy Workforce Advisory Board to develop a strategy for the support and development of a skilled energy workforce.
Based on the board's recommendations, DOE shall establish a clearinghouse to:
- maintain and update information and resources on training and workforce development programs for energy- and manufacturing-related jobs; and
- act as a resource and provide guidance for secondary schools, institutions of higher education (including community colleges and minority-serving institutions), and workforce development, labor management, and industry organizations that would like to develop and implement energy- and manufacturing-related training programs.
DOE shall also establish a pilot program to award grants to eligible entities for job training programs that lead to an industry-recognized credential.