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Feds Move on Training Reform

Magazine article Techniques

Feds Move on Training Reform

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The federal government is moving to reorganize its job training programs even without a job training reform law, says Acting Assistant Secretary of the Employment and Training Administration Raymond Uhalde.

Uhalde. told a House subcommittee that President Clinton will promote legislation to "dramatically overhaul the complex structure of federal job training programs," consolidating programs and providing "skill grants or vouchers to adults who need training."

But while awaiting such structural change, he said, the Employment and Training Administration has used its regulating authority and appropriations powers to "consolidate service delivery at the street level, where it matters most." In particular, Uhalde. said:

Sixteen states have federally funded one-stop career centers, and 27 more will have them by the end of this year.

America's Job Bank and America's Talent Bank, which post job openings and resumes, respectively, on the Internet, are growing daily. A network site on training information and one on job skills are in design. …

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