The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law by President Obama on July 22, 2014. The new WIOA legislation places emphasis on utilizing integrated education and training to provide adult education services concurrently and contextually with workforce preparation and occupational training for educational and career advancement. Join our speakers as they discuss current and future opportunities for implementing these strategies in New York City.
- Analysis of New York State's current workforce strategy from two policy experts
- Findings of a new report, Sounding the Alarm: New York's Young Adult Unemployment Crisis and the Need for State-Based Reforms, on the Urban Youth Jobs Program
- Karen Coleman, Deputy Commissioner for Workforce Development, New York State Department of Labor
- Melinda Mack, Executive Director, NYATEP
- Chris Neale, Director, New York City Workforce Development Board
- Robert Purga, State Director, Adult Education, New York State Education Department
- Kevin Stump, Northeast Director, Young Invincibles
- Ira Yankwitt, Executive Director, Literacy Assistance Center
- Roderick Jenkins (Moderator), Senior Program Ofiicer, Promising Futures, The New York Community Trust
All interested funders.
8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM Program
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