Brownley Introduces Bill to Connect Students with Local Manufacturing Jobs
Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) unveiled the American Manufacturing Jobs for Students Act (H.R. 4815), legislation intended to provide career education and counseling about local manufacturing jobs for middle and high school students.
“We need to provide the resources to help connect students with 21st century careers at businesses here in Ventura County,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “This bill is an important first step toward ensuring that students know more about job opportunities close to home.”
The bill was unveiled as part of a comprehensive package of Make It In America legislation led by Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) designed to strengthen America’s businesses.
“Rep. Julia Brownley understands that a strong middle class begins with good manufacturing jobs that pay well and lead to opportunities. That’s why she has been playing a leading role in the Make It In America jobs plan by introducing legislation that will encourage secondary school teachers and guidance counselors to connect students with career information and internship opportunities with local manufacturers. I have been honored to work with her on promoting this jobs plan, and I have seen firsthand the dedication with which she serves California families every day,” said Democratic Whip Hoyer.
Under current law, the Department of Education provides grants to elementary and secondary schools for student counseling services.