Senior U.S. Education Official to Deliver Luncheon Address at Ninth National Adult Learner Leadership Institute in San Antonio

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Johan Uvin, acting assistant secretary for the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, will deliver the keynote address to a luncheon at the ninth National Adult Learner Leadership Institute on Wednesday in San Antonio.

Uvin will discuss the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) which President Obama signed into law last year. It marked the first major reform to federal job training programs in more than 15 years. The law is aimed at streamlining and improving the coordination of employment and training services across federal agencies. It’s intended to strengthen collaboration with state and local partners to increase access and opportunities for the employment, education, training and support services for individuals to succeed in the labor market.

In April, the departments of Education and Labor invited public comment on proposed rules to implement the new law. Click here for details.

Before his luncheon address, Uvin will participate in a national panel discussion on the act from 9:15 to 11 a.m. CT. Among the other panelists will be Nick Lalpuis, regional director of the U.S. Labor Department’s Employment & Training Administration, and Leon McCowan, regional administrator of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Administration for Children & Families.  Both events will take place at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

The institute, sponsored by the nonprofit education organization VALUEUSA, is held every other year and brings together adult learner leaders and policymakers. VALUEUSA works to improve education, focusing on empowering adults with low literacy skills to realize their human potential.