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Nearly 100 percent of libraries offer tech training and workforce programs, study finds

According to a new study from the American Library Association (ALA), nearly 100 percent of America’s public libraries offer workforce development training programs, online job resources, and technology skills training. Combined with maker spaces, coding classes, and programs dedicated to entrepreneurship and small business development, libraries are equipping U.S. communities…

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ALA applauds Congress for passing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), H.R. 803, in a bipartisan vote 415-6. The passage of the bill comes after the U.S. Senate passed this legislation on a 95-3 vote on June 25th. In a statement, the American Library Association (ALA) gave…

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Great action on the Workforce Investment Act, finally!

The House and Senate have drafted a bill on workforce investment, which acknowledges the work libraries do to help the public gain important employment skills and find jobs–and the legislation allows libraries to be paid for these efforts. Over many years, our congressional library champions have worked (pdf) with ALA…

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