More Than 150 People Attend First Meeting to Create 2020 Combined Perkins V/WIOA Plan
More than 150 people participated in the first of seven regional sessions designed to give input into creating Alabama’s 2020 Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act/Perkins V funding plan. The Informational Meeting and Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment was held at Calhoun Community College.
The Governor’s Office of Education and Workforce Transformation, the Alabama State Department of Education, the Alabama Community College System and the Regional Workforce Councils are hosting the meetings, which will be used to gather feedback in adopting innovative ways to leverage funding resources and better develop the state’s workforce pipeline.
“Gov. Ivey’s bold five-year strategic plan for education and workforce development will make federal funding available for special populations in — and out of — school in CTE for both secondary and post-secondary education in Alabama,” said Ronnie Boles, WIOA local board chairman.
Stephanie McCulloch, assistant director of North AlabamaWorks, shares her thoughts about the event in this video.
These initial meetings will be held through August, with follow-up meetings planned for September.