This session will ask participants to comment on and offer ideas regarding state requirements—and opportunities -- for evaluation and research under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), found primarily under Section 116 (e). The session will include an overview of the provisions in WIOA on:
Conducting evaluations and research;
Consultation requirements with state and local boards and other state agencies;
Coordinating state evaluation and research with Federal research conducted by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education); and
Cooperation in providing information for Federal research conducted by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education.
In preparation for launching the Online Skills Academy described in the Obama Administration's "Ready to Work: Job-Driving Training and American Opportunity" report, the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration is hosting a virtual listening session to solicit information and public input concerning the development of an Online Skills Academy. The listening session will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to voice their comments and suggestions regarding the implementation of this priority funding.