[Libs-Or] Fwd: [alacro-l] Ask Your Senators to Support Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Suzanne Sager bvss at pdx.edu
Mon Jun 23 13:28:01 PDT 2014


Suzanne L. Sager

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From: Don Wood <dwood at ala.org>
Date: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 1:24 PM
Subject: [alacro-l] Ask Your Senators to Support Workforce Innovation and
Opportunity Act (WIOA).
To: "alacro-l at ala.org" <alacro-l at ala.org>

Please contact your United States Senators today
<http://cqrcengage.com/ala/app/make-a-call?4&engagementId=53095> and urge
them to support the passage of the *Workforce Innovation and Opportunity
Act* (WIOA).

This legislation is a bipartisan agreement that would reauthorize the
Investment Act* (WIA).  WIOA, which is expected to be on the Senate floor
sometime the week of* 6-23* and has the following provisions supporting
public libraries:

*Title I – Workforce Development Activities*

   - *Allows public libraries to be considered additional One-Stop
   partners.*  Meaning that Libraries will now have access to federal
   funding for job training and job search programs.
   - *Functions of the State and Local Workforce Development Board.  *State
   and Local Workforce Boards must include plans to improve digital literacy
   skills at One-Stop delivery systems.
   - *Prohibits federal supervision or control over selection of library
   - *Allowable Statewide Employment and Training Activities.*  Authorizes
   adult education and literacy activities provided by public libraries as an
   allowable statewide employment and training activity.

*Title II – Adult Education and Literacy*

   - *Definition of Workforce Preparation Activities.  *Includes a
   definition of “workforce preparation activities” that specifically includes
   digital literacy skills.

Don Wood
Program Officer
Chapter Relations Office
American Library Association
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Chicago, IL 60611
dwood at ala.org
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“If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood
and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the
endless immensity of the sea.”—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Suzanne L. Sager
Oregon ALA Representative
Portland State University Library
PO Box 1151
Portland, OR  97207-1151

Phone: 503-725-8169
Fax: 503-725-5799

email: sagers at pdx.edu
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