Resources from Texas Workforce Commission Adult Education and Literacy:
October 2016 WIOA Regional Forums
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides numerous collaborative opportunities for the Texas Workforce System to help job seekers secure employment, education, training and support services that align with market-driven forces. To facilitate these collaborations, the Texas Workforce Commission hosted four WIOA Regional Forums in October 2016 to highlight some of the key elements of WIOA, and the new accountability and performance measurement system. Presentations included:
December 10, 2015 WIOA Update Webinar - Defining Student Success in WIOA: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Update – presented by Anson Green, TWC Adult Education and Literacy. (NOTE: Slides read November 16, but the Webinar actually aired on December 10.)
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): An Overview of Adult Education and Literacy Webinar. This webinar, features on August 28, 2014 provided a broad overview of the legislation, key dates for implementation, and useful information on resources and materials for adult education and literacy partners and stakeholders. The event also featured a panel of representatives from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Labor. See the Presentation slides [PDF] and Archived webinar.
Side-by Side Comparison of WIA and WIOA - National Skills Coalition prepared this Side-by-Side Comparison of Occupational Training and Adult Education & Family Literacy Provisions in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and the new Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA).
Immigrants and WIOA Services Fact Sheets – The Migration Policy Institute released facts sheet for the United States and the ten states (including Texas) with the largest foreign-born populations, with estimates of the ages, origins, educational attainment, English proficiency, unemployment and underemployment, parental status, poverty, health insurance coverage and immigration status and their relevance to WIOA.
AEL Letter 02-16: Implementing the Integrated Education and Training Service Approach