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Thursday Notes To Be Replaced by OVAE-wide Newsletter
OVAE is replacing Thursday Notes with a new publication that will report on all of OVAE’s components: adult education, community colleges, career and technical education, and policy and evaluation. The new OVAE Connection will be delivered to your e-mail address automatically next Thursday. Thursday Notes’ staff is grateful to you for having set aside a few minutes each week to read our news. We appreciate the field’s participation in contributing news and our Department colleagues’ supporting the creative process and reviewing each issue. As part of an OVAE-wide team, Thursday Notes’ staff looks forward to providing adult education news for OVAE Connection.
DOL Offers Colleges Training Grants for High-Growth Industries
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced the availability of approximately $125 million for Community-Based Job Training Grants. Applications are due by April 29. Grants will support workforce training for high-growth and high-demand industries through the national system of community, technical, and tribal colleges. Eligible applicants are: individual community or technical colleges, including tribally controlled colleges or universities; community college districts; state community college systems; one-stop career centers in partnership with local workforce investment boards that specify one or more community or technical colleges where education and training activities will occur; or applicants proposing to serve an educationally underserved community without access to community or technical colleges that meet specific requirements. Anticipated awards will range generally from $1 million to $3 million, but consortium applications may request as much as $5 million. Technical assistance is available online.
South Dakota’s Hess Moves to Wyoming
South Dakota’s Department of Labor program specialist for adult education and literacy and GED director Marcia Hess has accepted the position of adult basic education program manager for the Wyoming Community College Commission, which will begin May 3. Hess managed South Dakota’s adult education programs for ten years. Among her accomplishments are expanding professional development activities for new adult education teachers and local directors and leading the state’s participation in OVAE’s STAR reading program.
ECS Offers State Policy Roundup
The Education Commission of the States (ECS) recently released its state policy update by category. If your state is planning to create policy in a particular area, the list may provide some helpful ideas.
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