Rep. Frederick to lead Workforce and Talent Development Committee

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Freshman representative will also serve on three key committees

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, has been appointed by Speaker Tom Leonard to serve as chair of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee.

“There are tens of thousands of well-paying skilled jobs available in our state,” Frederick said.  “Whether it is students having access to trades education in high school, returning veterans being granted credit for their experience, adults seeking retraining, opportunities for disabled individuals, or parolees receiving a fresh start in career skills prior to their release, it’s critically important that our people have access to the training needed to fill these jobs.

“As chair of the Workforce and Talent Development Committee I’m looking forward to making meaningful changes on this multifaceted challenge which will put people to work, increase household income and close the skills gap to make Michigan even more attractive to job providers.”

Frederick has also been appointed to the Commerce and Trade, Local Government and Agriculture committees.

“My additional committee assignments will help me to focus in on the preservation of our family farms and efforts to address mandates and burdensome rules affecting our local communities. These are all topics that matter tremendously in Mid-Michigan, and I’m ready to get to work delivering solutions to the problems our people are facing.”

The House has 26 bipartisan committees that discuss, analyze and revise legislation before presenting it to the full chamber for consideration.