Progress Report at the U.S. Department of Labor
On February 23, a number of staff members traveled to meet with staff at the Employment and Training Administration. The Department of Labor wanted a briefing on both the vulnerable community pilots in the Champions for Change project and the Skill Connect Assessments. They showed a lot of interest in both, and they’re particularly interested in the Employability Skill Assessment for use in DOL training programs. We’ve been invited to contact the Workforce Investment Boards and the One-Stop Centers.
In a subsequent meeting, Kisha Ajose of the Miami Job Corps and I met with Esther Johnson, national director of the Job Corps. After Kisha’s presentation, Esther invited us to make a presentation on the SkillsUSA program in the Job Corps setting during the national Job Corps meeting this fall. We’re looking forward to it.
And, speaking of Job Corps, Brenda Quinn of intelitek reports that she’s working on the opening of a new Job Corps center in New Hampshire, and it’s her plan to have SkillsUSA built into the instructional program right from the start.