On October 27, 2014, the American Library Association will join the Department of Education and the Department of Labor in hosting “$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA,” an interactive webinar that will explore ways that public and community college libraries can receive funding for employment skills training and job search assistance from the recently-passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. Registration for the event will open Monday, Oct 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. CDT. Space is limited.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act allows public and community colleges to be considered additional One-Stop partners and authorizes adult education and literacy activities provided by public and community college libraries as an allowable statewide employment and training activity. Additionally, the law defines digital literacy skills as a workforce preparation activity.
- Susan Hildreth, director, Institute of Museum and Library Services
- Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, team leader, Applied Innovation and Improvement, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
- Kimberly Vitelli, chief of Division of National Programs, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor