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Making Skills Everyone's Business - A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the U.S.

Posted on 05/27/2014

Making Skills Everyone's Business

In May the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) of the U.S. Department of Education sponsored its 2014 National Meeting for Adult Education State Directors in Washington. The day's various sessions dealt mostly with the Department's plans to transform its adult learning work as a result of the PIAAC data. The overall framework was Making Skills Everyone's Business—A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the U.S External link opens in new window or tab. Among the themes discussed were:

  • expanding opportunity,
  • healthcare workforce needs,
  • incumbent workers,
  • the role of libraries,
  • achieving equity and access through collaboration,
  • reforms in the NRS, and
  • possibilities for collaborating with developmental education.

In August, OCTAE will release a detailed report on its specific plans and strategies. This 6-page interim brief from Skylab Learning External link opens in new window or tab outlines the main program elements and strategies. 

A related article External link opens in new window or tab is available on the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) Community Web site.

Source: CAAL E-News External link opens in new window or tab, Issue No. 43, May 20, 2014.

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