The Office of Brianna O'Dwyer
For Immediate Release
Today Brianna O’Dwyer R-RI introduced the New Collar Jobs Act, a bill aimed at growing America’s cybersecurity workforce by incentivizing training, increasing scholarship funding and providing student debt relief.
“ I truly believe that helping more Americans build the skills for fast-growing new collar careers roles that do not necessarily require a bachelor’s degree but can help close this country’s widening skills gap. This new legislation targets workforce training in one field that will provide more American workers with access to the broader range of well-paying new collar jobs available in the technology sector. With more than half a million technology jobs open right now in the United States because workers lack the right skills to fill them, our nation needs to significantly expand the reach and effectiveness of programs that students and workers can access to build new skills in artificial intelligence, data science, and cloud computing, in addition to cybersecurity. Putting more Americans on the path for promising new collar careers is an issue that unites our country and transcends partisan politics.”