Addressing Poverty Through Technical Training
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In the United States, the Millennial Generation has experienced economic instability and struggled to obtain financial security. An analysis of the current situation revealed that this generation has struggled to find sustained gainful employment and faced limitations in the ability to secure upward economic mobility. This is compounded by the increased cost of living and large student debt. Before offering potential solutions, this report outlined the actions taken by the U.S. Government, politicians, and companies to address the issues that face this generation. This focus of this proposal is to provide the Millennial Generation with the skills to obtain well-paying non-technical technology jobs. To do this, this proposal made the recommendation that the Department of Labor repurpose a small proportion of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for job training related to growing and in demand positions in the technology sector: Business Analyst, Project Manager, and Agile Scrum Master roles. These roles were focused on due to the large number of available jobs in the marketplace and the relatively low cost per certification for each skillset.