Bucks County’s Representative Brian Fitzpatrick is set to be the chair for Small Business Committee Field Hearing on Monday, February 26 at the Boilermakers 13 office.

The hearing will focus on workforce development and closing the skills gap. It will also attempt to address industries lacking workers coming in from the newer generations. A discussion on how federal policy helps or hurts is on the table as well.

There are three scheduled speakers for the hearing. First will be President of Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO Patrick Eiding, followed by Susan Herring, who is the Interim Executive Director for the Center for Workforce Development at Bucks County Community College. Finally, Alex Halper Director of Government Affairs of the PA Chamber of Business and Industry will testify.

Lowerbucks.live will have the details following the hearing on Monday.