The assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training, Emily Stover DeRocco, has recently summarized this years employment and training budget to help workers better contribute to the global economy. To meet these goals, roughly $3.4 billion has been requested for Career Advancement Accounts. The purpose of these accounts is to triple the amount of new, transitioning, or current workers who are already receiving education and training to further their skills. Workers can receive up to $3,000 annually to go to community colleges for education and training. According to DeRocco, "This budget positions the workforce investment system to act as a catalyst for competitiveness in the 21st century. Collaborative efforts underway on regions across the country illustrate the power of the public workforce system to implement talent development strategies that support sustained economic growth and job creation in the global economy."