Full Committee

Innovative Approaches to Meeting the Workforce Needs of Small Businesses
On Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., the House Small Business Committee held a full committee hearing entitled, Innovative Approaches to Meeting the Workforce Needs of Small Businesses. The hearing took place in room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The hearing focused on small businesses’ growing need for highly skilled and trained workers and how private, industry-led portable skills certification programs are helping meet these needs while improving career and educational prospects for students and workers. The hearing was intended to help educate policymakers regarding innovative approaches to meeting the workforce needs of small businesses.

Opening Statement:

Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO)

Witnesses and Testimony:

  • Jennifer McNelly, Senior Vice President, The Manufacturing Institute, Washington, DC
  • Roger Tadajewski, Executive Director, National Coalition of Certification Centers, Kenosha, WI
  • Scott Watkins, COO, Modern Tech Squad, Bonifay, FL
  • Robert Scott Ralls Ph.D, President, The North Carolina Community College System, Raleigh, NC

    Additional Items:

  • Official Hearing Notice
  • Official Witness List
  • Hearing Memo
  • Press Release
  • Hearing Video