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ERIC Number: ED507189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 46
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
New Innovations and Best Practices under the Workforce Investment Act: Field Hearing before the Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives (May 29, 2009)
US House of Representatives
This paper presents the Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness Subcommittee's fifth hearing in preparation for the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act. The last time the Workforce Investment Act reauthorized was in 1998. The Workforce Investment Act was designed to streamline and coordinate job training programs. It was supposed to provide a one stop system of workforce development that would serve workers and employers alike. After 11 years, the system is long overdue for an upgrade, and time is of the essence. Members testifying before the Committee were the Honorable Ruben Hinojosa, Chairman, Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness; and the Honorable Dina Titus, a Representative in Congress from the State of Nevada. Witnesses testifying before the committee were: Chris Brooks, director, Bombard Renewable Energy; Chanda Cook, director of community initiatives, Nevada Public Education Foundation; Rebecca Metty-Burns, interim director, division of workforce & economic development, College of Southern Nevada; and Brian Patchett, president and CEO, Easter Seals of Southern Nevada.
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998