H.R.5236: Youth Workforce Readiness Act of 2019


The Youth Workforce Readiness Act (H.R. 5236) would create a $10 million annual grant program over five years to provide greater federal support to out-of-school programs that prepare youth for the workforce.

Specifically, this bill would:
1) Essential-skill development by embedding social-emotional through formal and informal learning experiences;
2) Career exploration through community-based business partnerships, including discovery opportunities, career assessments and planning into a variety of career paths;
3) Employability skills including interviewing, resume writing, financial literacy and credential/certification opportunities that help youth find their first job;
4) Work-based learning opportunities to practice and apply skills in hands-on work environments through local community business partnerships.

S. 3144 is the Senate companion bill introduced by Sen. Tina Smith

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Date Introduced

November 21, 2019


House Education and Labor Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled