Automation Federation weighs in at global workforce roundtable
In an effort to quell growing concerns about national and international economic crises and limited job growth, the Automation Federation accepted an invitation to participate in a U.S./European Union (EU) roundtable to discuss skills for growth and jobs in the economic recovery in Washington, D.C., this past May. The invitation stemmed from the strategic partnership between the two, especially in the area of workforce development.
Steve Huffman, chair of the Automation Federation Government Relations Committee, said the roundtable meeting gave the Federation the chance to raise the awareness of the Automation Competency Model on a global front.
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Administrator Gay Gilbert discussed the importance of competency models for the development of worker skill sets for future economic recovery efforts. Gilbert stressed the EU would find value in developing strategic partnerships similar to what the DOL and the Automation Federation have built.
As a result of the roundtable, the Automation Federation and the EU will have further discussions regarding the Automation Competency Model and how their members can use it.