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DOL Launches High Road Training Map to Highlight Existing Worker Training Programs that Provide a Pathway to Family-Sustaining Jobs

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a blog post to announce the launch of the “High Road to the Middle Class Map,” which highlights over 2,465 “high road” training programs that are currently operating across every state and territory in the country. “High road” training programs partner with employers and worker representatives to develop equitable pathways for workers to family-sustaining careers in good jobs—including good union jobs. High road training programs are also successful at attracting job seekers in a highly competitive labor market and tapping into underserved communities where workers are unemployed, underemployed, or overrepresented in low-wage industries because they often include partnerships with local organizations rooted in these communities and provide pathways to quality jobs in in-demand occupations.

The High Road to the Middle Class Map is designed to spotlight the high road programs that train America’s infrastructure, clean energy, and manufacturing workforce. The tool contains two modules: (1) the High Road Training Program Map, which identifies existing high road programs across the country and displays information when available about the occupational trainings they provide or the industries they serve; and (2) the Investing in America Partner Finder, which shows information about high road training programs located near selected projects funded through federal infrastructure laws like the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act.

The interactive High Road Training Program Map is available here.  

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