Investing in a Skilled Workforce: WIOA Reauthorization

Time: 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Date: Monday, March 09, 2020

Theatre: Delaware A&B, Washington Marriott Wardman Park

09-03-2020 10:45 09-03-2020 12:15 America/New_York Investing in a Skilled Workforce: WIOA Reauthorization

With the reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) on the horizon, congressional leaders must understand the importance of federal investment in the local workforce development system and its connection to the economic competitiveness of our nation. Federal investment in skills training is essential to ensure that we can meet the country’s growing… Read more »

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Synopsis

With the reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) on the horizon, congressional leaders must understand the importance of federal investment in the local workforce development system and its connection to the economic competitiveness of our nation. Federal investment in skills training is essential to ensure that we can meet the country’s growing workforce need, through either re-skilling those already in the workforce or providing access to careers for those looking to enter the workforce. The panel will explore the success and challenges of WIOA and which areas local leaders and community partners think that Congress should address when reauthorizing this critical legislation.

Three Key Takeaways:

  • Explore the success and challenges of WIOA.
  • Discuss which areas Congress should address when reauthorizing this critical legislation.
  • Gain insight into how Congress expects to approach re-authorization.

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