Campaign to Help Rebuild America's Skilled Workforce
You can help by spreading
the word and volunteering to support local vocational
training programs that expand opportunities for young people
to gain the skills training they need. Look over this list
and pick the ways you can help!
by signing the 10 By 20 Pledge for America! Click
on the graphic!
1. Sign up to receive
our free email newsletter to stay in touch with current
developments and ideas.
Resource PDF brochure and send it by email to
leaders and friends in your community who will have an
interest in helping.
Click here to download it!
3. Download the
collection of John's articles published in leading
publications and send it along to journalists and bloggers
you know who may be interested in also publishing articles
about the skills crisis.
Click here to download the collection.
4. Be a partner –
us feature career and technical programs in your area. We will
promote vocational/technical programs in your area on our
website and to national media. Let’s encourage local leaders
to develop and expand career and technical programs across the
country. Please send contact information about your program
– or programs in your area (like vocational-technical high
schools, technical programs, etc.) to Amanda Oursler at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then invite the
program to participate.
5. Write or call your
local school district officials and your state legislative
representatives to find out what they are doing to support
expanded career and technical program opportunities. Your
interest in finding out about what they are doing will help
to stimulate them to do more because they will know the
public is interested in these programs. If you are
excited about what you learn, send the information along to
Amanda so we can post the highlights for others to read.
If you think your local officials need to do more, send them
a copy of the booklets you have downloaded with
encouragement to connect up with our campaign!
Volunteer your time and talents to local programs you
learn about. Some programs are sponsored by school
districts and others are nonprofit organizations. Most
programs need volunteers ranging from teachers with specific
skills (such as plumbing, carpentry, or metal working) to
people who can help the organization itself with
communications and website projects, and locating suitable
tools, equipment and special project materials. There
is always something important to be done!
financially to our 10 By 20 Pledge Campaign through
Center for America or contribute financially to one of the
local programs you learn about in which you have confidence.
8. Add links to
your website so visitors will learn more about the campaign.
You can download various graphic icons
from our website
that you are welcome to post. Just add the URL link to:
http://www.CenterforAmerica.org to your file when you post