Event Title

Track 2: Workforce Development and Training – How Workforce Development Policies Impact Women in New England

Start Date

11-18-2016 3:00 PM

End Date

11-18-2016 4:30 PM

Description

In 2014, major federal workforce legislation – the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) – was signed into law. Among other changes, the new law calls for a stronger focus on career pathways and priorities for low-income individuals. This workshop will provide an overview of the key provisions of WIOA, in addition to updates on other federal legislation. State advocates will then discuss their plans for implementing WIOA, as well as other state-specific workforce advocacy efforts, with a focus on the impact for women accessing living wage jobs.

Moderator:

Susan Crandall, Director, Center for Social Policy

Panelists:

Rachel Jolly, Director of Women’s Programs, Vermont Work’s for Women

Catherine Bailey, Legal & Public Policy Director, Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund

Ruth Lieberman, Vice President, Advocacy, Economic Mobility Pathways

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Learn more about Conference Tracks and Panels from five different issue areas here: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/newomenspolicyconf/2016-conferencetracksandpanels.pdf.

Breakout Sessions will take place in 5 different locations. You will stay in your session area for both session, coffee breaks will be served at your location.

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Nov 18th, 3:00 PM Nov 18th, 4:30 PM

Track 2: Workforce Development and Training – How Workforce Development Policies Impact Women in New England

In 2014, major federal workforce legislation – the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) – was signed into law. Among other changes, the new law calls for a stronger focus on career pathways and priorities for low-income individuals. This workshop will provide an overview of the key provisions of WIOA, in addition to updates on other federal legislation. State advocates will then discuss their plans for implementing WIOA, as well as other state-specific workforce advocacy efforts, with a focus on the impact for women accessing living wage jobs.

Moderator:

Susan Crandall, Director, Center for Social Policy

Panelists:

Rachel Jolly, Director of Women’s Programs, Vermont Work’s for Women

Catherine Bailey, Legal & Public Policy Director, Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund

Ruth Lieberman, Vice President, Advocacy, Economic Mobility Pathways