H.3311 – New Workforce Programs, Grant Fund, Tax Credit
H.3311 would create a Pathways Initiative to target workforce development and increase employment. One of the programs included in this initiative would invest in school-to-workforce development with a focus on industries with a critical workforce shortage. Another program would invest in workforce development, technical education, and job placement for adults. This bill would also create a new grant fund for workforce scholarships, and a new tax credit for employers who employ registered apprentices.
The biggest hindrance to employment is not the lack of government-subsidized programs. It is an intrusive, protectionist government that refuses to allow the private sector to function freely and entrepreneurship to flourish. Licensing, regulatory, and tax reform would do much more to stimulate the economy and open new doors for opportunity than expensive government programs without costing a dime of taxpayer money.