August 30–September 1, 2016 | Alexandria, VA

Presentations

Objectives

This three-day meeting hosts state directors from across the nation and aims to provide the following:

  • An opportunity to interact with senior administration leaders, federal partners, and other stakeholders on the newly released Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations.
  • An in-depth understanding of the Title II regulations in preparation for competing and administering funds under WIOA.
  • A forum to network with colleagues on WIOA implementation challenges and solutions.

Tuesday, August 30

8:30 AM–9:00 AM Welcome and Roll Call of States
  Room: Edison Ballroom D
  Presenter: Cheryl L. Keenan, Director
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
9:00 AM–10:00 AM Working Together to Transform the Adult Education and Workforce System
  Room: Edison Ballroom D
  Facilitator: Johan E. Uvin, Deputy Assistant Secretary
Delegated the Duties of the Assistant Secretary
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
U.S. Department of Education
  Panelists: Mark Greenberg, Acting Assistant Secretary
Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Sue Swenson, Acting Assistant Secretary
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education

Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary
Employment and Training Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
10:15 AM–Noon Unpacking the Regulations: Adult Education and Literacy Activities (Session 1)
  Room: Edison Ballroom D
  Presenter: Chris Coro
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
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  This session will provide a general orientation to the new regulations including an overview of their structure, organization, and relationship to the statute. The session will then explore in greater depth specific changes to adult education and literacy activities under WIOA with a focus on adult education, workplace adult education and literacy activities, family literacy, English language acquisition, and integrated English literacy and civics education. The interactive session will provide opportunities for question and answer. Following a large group presentation, participants will break into small groups to discuss implications for implementation including performance accountability, monitoring local providers, and technical assistance needs.
1:15 PM–2:00 PM Understanding the Need for Innovation and Opportunity Through Student Voices
  Room: Edison Ballroom D
  Facilitator: Kim R. Ford, Deputy Assistant Secretary
Management & Planning
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
  Presenters: Invited students and graduates
  In the midst of major legislation and regulatory changes, it can be easy to lose sight of "who" adult education students are, "what" they need, and "how" they can best receive it. In this session, current and former students will talk about their experiences in adult education and workforce programs and share their perspectives on how the new law can help ensure their success.
2:00 PM–4:00 PM Unpacking the Regulations: Adult Education and Literacy Activities (Session 2)
  Room: Edison Ballroom D
  Presenters: Chris Coro, Deputy Director
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

Heidi Silver-Pacuilla
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
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  This session will continue to explore in greater depth changes to adult education and literacy activities under WIOA with a focus on workforce preparation activities and integrated education and training (IET). The interactive session will provide opportunities for question and answer. Following a large group presentation, participants will break into small groups to discuss implications for implementation including performance accountability, monitoring local providers, and technical assistance needs.
4:00 PM–4:30 PM Reflections and Close of Day 1
  Room: Edison Ballroom D
  Presenter: Heidi Silver-Pacuilla
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

Wednesday, August 31

8:30 AM–10:15 AM Unpacking the Regulations: The Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Program
  Room: Edison Ballroom D
  Presenter: Chris Coro
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
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  This session will explore the Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) program under WIOA and how it differs from the English Literacy/Civics services formerly available under the Workforce Investment Act. The session will focus on new requirements under WIOA to provide IELCE program services along with new workforce development requirements, as well as present flexibility in the regulations for meeting these new requirements. The interactive session will provide opportunities for question and answer. Following a large group presentation, participants will break into small groups to discuss implications for implementation including performance accountability, monitoring local providers, and technical assistance needs.
10:30 AM–11:45 AM Unpacking the Regulations: Programs for Corrections Education and the Education of Other Institutionalized Individuals
  Room: Edison Ballroom D
  Presenter: Sean Addie, Director of Correctional Education
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
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  This session will review regulations related to corrections education and programs for other institutionalized individuals, including how funds may be used, how the State awards funds, and how funds may be used to support transition to re-entry initiatives and other post-release services.
1:00 PM–4:00 PM Unpacking the Regulations: Making Awards to Eligible Providers
  Room: Edison Ballroom D
  Presenter: Cheryl L. Keenan, Director
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
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  This session will review how States make awards to eligible providers including what a State must consider in making awards, what an application must contain, who is eligible to apply, and how a State determines demonstrated effectiveness of applicants. Rules related to local board review of AEFLA applications and local administrative costs will be addressed. The interactive session will provide opportunities for question and answer. Following a large group presentation, participants will break into small groups to discuss implications for implementation.
4:00 PM–4:30 PM Reflections and Close of Day 2
  Room: Edison Ballroom D
  Presenter: Heidi Silver-Pacuilla
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

Thursday, September 1

8:30 AM–9:30 AM Unpacking the Regulations: State and Local Board Representation—Required Partners and Their Roles in the One Stop
  Room: Edison Ballroom D
  Presenters: Cheryl L. Keenan, Director
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

Heather Fleck
Employment and Training Administration
U.S. Department of Labor

Charlotte Harris
Employment and Training Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
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  This session will cover the composition of State and local boards and include multiple and unique representation requirements. The rules related to the adult education required partner in the one-stop and the roles and responsibilities of one-stop partners will be covered.
10:00 AM–Noon State Regional Breakout Meetings
Noon–12:30 PM Closing Remarks
  Room: Edison Ballroom D
  Presenter: Cheryl L. Keenan, Director
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

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