104 STAT. 5402 • PROCLAMATION 6189—SEPT. 28, 1990 force and the many types of new work force entrants, also call for higher quality education in America and more effective job training. A major Federal program to assist workers in acquiring the education and occupational skills they need is conducted under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). Through the JTPA, private organizations and businesses work in concert with government agencies to provide training and employment opportunities for older, disadvantaged, and dislocated workers, as well as for those who previously have not been able to compete in the labor market because of lack of education or skills. By promoting higher levels of literacy, education, and skill among members of the Nation's work force, the JTPA is not only contributing to the personal fulfillment and success of individual participants, but also helping to keep our country strong and prosperous in a rapidly changing world. To focus national attention on current and evolving work force needs, the Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 333, has designated the week of September 30 through October 6, 1990, as "National Job Skills Week" and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week of September 30 through October 6, 1990, as National Job Skills Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty- eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fifteenth. GEORGE BUSH Proclamation 6189 of September 28, 1990 Minority Enterprise Development Week, 1990 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation As we move toward the 21st century, the United States is challenged by the need to build a strong foundation for continued economic growth and prosperity. If we are to remain a leader in the global marketplace, we must increase our competitiveness through the production and delivery of high quality goods and services, and we must fully utilize the talents and ideas of all our workers. To do so, we must ensure that all Americans not only have the opportunity to participate in our free enterprise system, but also have the knowledge and skills needed to master ever more sophisticated technology in the workplace. Achieving our goals for the 21st century will require an education system that is second to none, and it will require market-oriented government policies that sustain a climate conducive to business success. It will also require the best efforts of the private sector.