Bring federal job training funding home to your library

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Jobseekers at Redding Library job fair.

Do you know how to secure funding for job training services and programs in your library? Learn how to secure workforce support funding for your library at this year’s 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. at the Washington Update session “Concrete Tips to Take Advantage of Workforce Funding.” During the session, a panel of library and workforce leaders will discuss best practices for supporting jobseekers. The session takes place on Saturday, June 25, 2016, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in the Orange County Convention Center, room W303.

Session participants will learn about effective job training from two different panel discussions and discuss activities, classes and programs they can offer in their own libraries. Conference session attendees will also discuss new workforce support opportunities as the federal government rolls out the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The U.S. Department of Labor expects to release Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act regulations on June 30, 2016.

The program will include a number of dynamic speakers, including Mimi Coenen, chief operating officer of the CareerSource Central Florida; Stephen Parker, legislative director of the National Governor’s Association; Trina Travis, senior management analyst of the Workforce Program Coordination and Support in the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity; Alta Porterfield, community resources administrator of the Delaware Libraries Inspiration Space; and Renae Rountree, director of the Washington County Public Library, Chipley, Fla.

Coenen has worked in workforce development for 15 years and has held a variety of positions in workforce development which has prepared her for the role of Chief Operating Officer at CareerSource Central Florida headquartered in Orlando. A critical component to Mimi’s success in her active participation on the Community Action Committee and Leadership Orlando.

Want to attend other policy sessions at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference? View all ALA Washington Office sessions

About Jazzy Wright

Jazzy Wright was a press officer of the American Library Association's Washington Office.

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