H.R.3244: Supporting Training for Employment Potential Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about commerce
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Sponsor Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced Oct. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 13, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

First STEP Act or the Supporting Training for Employment Potential Act - Amends the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to direct the Secretary of Commerce to provide support and assistance to programs that promote the Manufacturing Skills Certification System (a collaborative federal-private industry effort to create universally recognizable manufacturing employee credentials), including by: (1) promoting collaboration between community colleges, technical schools, and local businesses to help such colleges and schools better understand business needs and and to help businesses better understand the skill sets learned in college and school programs; (2) educating businesses and students on the value of universally recognized credential programs and apprenticeship opportunities; (3) providing support and assistance for state programs looking to implement the System; and (4) providing support and assistance for programs to collaborate at a national level.


(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
Oct. 4, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.