If finding any employment with the federal government, a college degree won’t give Americans a leg up much. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to change the hiring practices of the government and give preference over a college degree to the expertise of a job applicant. Administration officials say the move would encourage the government to employ a more inclusive skill-based workforce, rather than the education level of an individual.
Ivanka Trump is the co-chair of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, founded in 2018, with the task of suggesting ways to enhance job training. At the Board meeting on Friday, the President signed the order.
The federal government is the largest employer in the world, with 2.1 million civilian employees. Ivanka Trump said the recent recruiting strategy shows the government is leading by example as it seeks to hire and retain the best and brightest employees. She and other officials in the administration have sought to expand apprenticeship opportunities and encouraged technical training and vocational training as alternatives to conventional two-year or four-year college degree programs.
Domestic Agenda Manages by Brooke Rollins
According to Brooke Rollins, acting director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, which manages the President’s domestic agenda. The changes in recruiting practices would understand the importance of learning irrespective. It is of whether it happens on the job or in classroom. The government does not entirely eliminate the college requirement. But will instead stress skills in jobs where it is less important to have a degree. Two-thirds of Americans do not hold a university degree.
A college or graduate degree is required to work in many professions. But for many other areas, the requirement for educational qualifications is less certain. Michael Rigas, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management said. Trump’s executive order directs federal agencies to move from vetting job applicants. It is based largely on their educational credentials and written questionnaires. This is to using evaluation methods that will determine more directly. It is whether they have the knowledge and skills to do the job, Rigas said.
The government will also review work qualification requirements in cases. The opportunities for people of different backgrounds restrict, Rigas state.
So, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the other co-chair of the workforce advisory board state. Thus, he said the need for skills training and apprenticeships is as great. It is as it is before millions of people forcing out of work by the coronavirus pandemic. Also, pushing the national unemployment rate above 13 per cent in May.