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Thursday Notes for March 14, 2002


A Factsheet from the Division of Adult Education and Literacy
Office of Vocational and Adult Education

Edited by Sarah Newcomb

 

2000 Data Drive EL/Civics The Immigration and Naturalization Service has posted a Microsoft Excel file on its 2000 state-by-state analysis of immigration patterns, making that data available for calculating states' English Literacy/Civics (EL/Civics) allotments for July 1. The new data affect the states' allotments by updating current immigrant populations and recent increases in immigration. These elements drive formula funding for states' EL/Civics programs. Congress set aside the funds in appropriations legislation over the last several years.
   
NAM: We Need Adult Literacy, English Literacy The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) recommends that improving adults' literacy skills be a national priority. A NAM survey, "The Skills Gap: 2001", reports a continuing gap in workers' skill levels. What's missing for both job applicants and employees? Employability skills such as attendance, timeliness, work ethic and other qualities are lacking; with reading, communication and math skills ranking second. Other NAM recommendations include immigration policies incorporating initiatives to meet cultural and language skill needs of immigrants. Immigrants are the main source of labor growth. The online publication is in PDF format.
   
Money Smarts For Free How much do your learners know about finances? The Money Smart Training Program can help. It includes lesson plans, overheads and materials for students-and it's free from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Material is written at the sixth-grade level. Ten units on bank services, consumer rights, saving, credit, home ownership and more can be ordered from the FDIC. The material is available online. You can also download order form and fax to 202/942-3098. Allow three weeks to ship.
   
DAEL Jobs Now Available Join us! We're recruiting for two key positions: a Branch Chief for the Program Improvement Branch; and a Program Specialist to lead the Community Technology Centers (CTC) program.
  • The Branch Chief manages development and implementation of policies and strategies that improve access to--and quality of--adult education services. The branch chief provides guidance and leadership to a team of Program Specialists, as well as to staff of both the Community Technology Centers Program and English Literacy/Civics Demonstration Program. The branch handles issues such as adults with disabilities, family literacy, English language instruction, and program improvement.
  • The CTC lead position provides expertise in evaluating CTC programs at the federal, state and local levels. He or she will manage all phases of the competitive grant process as well as technical assistance, policy analysis and a cross-Department team.

 

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