The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report
analyzing Workforce Investment Act (WIA) job training outcomes and
data, noting difficulties in tracking training-related employment
outcomes in particular.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/26/2014 9:36:28 AM
Through member CEO feedback and interviews with education and workforce
development experts, the Business Roundtable (BRT) has identified five priorities for
developing a highly skilled workforce that focus on pathways and
alignment to help students move through education and into the workforce
with valued credentials.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/21/2013 3:48:54 PM
As learning expands beyond the classroom into the digital space, a recent report from the Alliance of Excellent Education asks how skills and competencies can be assessed through digital badges.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/30/2013 5:02:18 PM
After a short markup the Senate HELP Committee approved of the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act by a bipartisan vote of 18-3. The bill includes positive changes, but also still contains the infrastructure funding mechanism which could impact Perkins Act funds.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/31/2013 4:56:22 PM
Yesterday, Sen. Patty Murray and Ranking Member Johnny Isakson of the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety introduced the bipartisan Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 2013 (S. 1356). The bill makes changes to the infrastructure funding mechanism of the One-Stop centers, which has ripple effects on Perkins funding.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/26/2013 4:44:18 PM
On June 20, the Senate Health, Education, Labor
and Pensions (HELP) committee held it first
hearing on reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in the 113th
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/26/2013 9:45:03 PM
States who met performance targets in both their workforce investment systems and adult education programs became eligible to receive additional funding under an "incentive grants" program in the Workforce Investment Act. The funds may be used to improve the workforce and adult education system as well as CTE programs under the Perkins Act.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/6/2013 8:26:07 AM
Last week I attended a webinar on re-entry education for prison inmates, hosted by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education. According to the presentation, 95 percent of all inmates will be released back into the community, and CTE and community colleges play a major role in
helping them enter or return to the workforce.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/19/2013 2:18:07 PM