How Workforce Can Partner with Adult Education


A recent episode of the Workforce Central podcast features an interview with Jeff Carter, the Executive Director of The National Council of State Directors of Adult Education. Jeff discusses the biggest misconceptions about literacy and adult learning, how workforce can partner with the literacy system to achieve better outcomes, and the top things for workforce directors to keep in mind when it comes to literacy and adult education.

Final WIOA Unified and Combined State Plan Requirements Released

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Labor, in coordination with the U.S. Departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture, released the final requirements for State Unified or Combined Plans required under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

New FAQ on One-Stop Infrastructure Costs Under WIOA

Yesterday the Departments of Labor and Education released a new FAQ on local funding agreements for one-stop infrastructure costs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Of particular note, the FAQ clarifies that the local cost-sharing agreements required by section 121(h) of WIOA are not required to be finalized for Program Year (PY) 2016—states and local areas may continue to negotiate local funding agreements as they have been doing under WIOA’s predecessor, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), until PY 2017.

Clarification on Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Under WIOA

Today the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) released a new program memorandum, entitled Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act – Frequently Asked Questions According to OCTAE, this memorandum is intended to clarify statutory provisions related to integrated English literacy and civics education under Title II of WIOA.