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Thursday Notes for April 11, 2002

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

Edited by Sarah Newcomb


DOL Posts Reauthorization Issues for Discussion

How to improve links between WIA Title I, welfare reform and other programs--including adult education--is a key reauthorization priority for the Department of Labor. DOL sees reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Act this year and WIA next year as an opportunity to achieve a more effective fit among the programs. Other reauthorization issues posted include engaging business more effectively in Title I programs and boards, increasing state flexibility, and improving onestops and training programs for youth and adults. See the discussion guide online.

LVA/Laubach To Be ProLiteracy America

When Literacy Volunteers of America and Laubach Literacy International finalize their merger this year they'll have a new name: ProLiteracy America. The partners say it's unlikely that respective local programs will be required to merge, but some existing membership requirements may change. The intent of the new organization is to be inclusive and to offer membership to all organizations presently in either LVA or Laubach. A new accreditation process, developed by a joint task force of the two organizations, is expected to be in place by January 1, 2003, partners say. More on Literacy Volunteers.

Become a Certified Workplace Expert

If you're an adult educator moving into the field of workplace learning-or you've been there a while--James Madison University can build your credentials online. The university's new Workforce Development Campus is an Internet-based training "campus" providing certification for this type of activity. Virtual course selections include: Marketing Workplace Education Programs; Planning and Designing Workforce Programs; Organizational Assessment in Workplace Education; Curriculum Development; Instruction; and Program Evaluation for workplace education.

Salt Lake Computers Free from Gateway

Wondering what happens to all that equipment that supported the Winter Olympics? Gateway is donating up to 4,500 computers from the Salt Lake games to nonprofit agencies. Priority goes to schools and community centers whose programs help enhance access to technology for traditionally underserved communities. Complete an application online between April 2 and July 31, 2002. See the application plus additional details.


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