"Business leaders welcome the administration's commitment to preparing Americans for the workforce," said John Engler, president of the Business Roundtable and former Republican governor of Michigan. "We want to create more economic prosperity for Americans. A comprehensive approach to better connect business with education and job training is desperately needed. This is a national priority."
Business Roundtable President John Engler noted that with government at all levels shedding jobs as authorities are forced to pare huge debts and deficits, the private sector has been the engine of job growth in the recovery.