Proclamation 5545 --
National Job Skills Week, 1986
October 8, 1986
the President of the United States of
economy of the United States, in the midst of one of
the longest sustained periods of growth since World War II, is creating a
record number of new jobs. More Americans are at work now than ever before.
Technological advances in all areas of American industry are contributing not
only to the growth in the number of jobs, but to sustained growth in
productivity. The dynamic changes occurring in our own marketplace as well as
in the global economy will place an even greater emphasis on the development of
new job skills.
of America's greatest competitive
assets is the high quality and productivity of its work force. It is
appropriate, therefore, that Americans have come to understand the changes that
are underway in the workplace and the demands these developments are generating
for new skills. In order to focus national attention on the role of job
training efforts in maintaining a competitive work force, the Congress adopted
House Joint Resolution 721 designating the week of October 12 through October
18, 1986, as ``National Job Skills Week.''
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of
America, do hereby proclaim the week of October 12
through October 18, 1986, as National Job Skills
Week, and I urge all Americans and interested groups to observe this week with
appropriate programs and activities.
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of October, in the
year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of
America the two hundred and
with the Office of the Federal Register, , October
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