Magazine article Vocational Education Journal

E&T Update

Magazine article Vocational Education Journal

E&T Update

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AVA is keeping a close eye on what happens to employment and training legislation in Congress. Its legislative informational efforts in Congress have been very good. But more needs to come from the employment and training membership. Congress needs to hear grassroots information to make final decisions on legislation that will affect us in the years to come.

The newest liaison to the AVA Board is Anthony Swoope, director of the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training for U.S. Department of Labor. Mr. Swoope is looking forward to working with our division.

In other news, I was honored to meet Dr. Steve Steurer, executive director of the Correctional Education Association (CEA) at a Correctional Education Conference in Park City, Utah. I met several wonderful people who are affiliated with correctional education. I also had the privilege of attending a dinner with Dr. Steurer in my city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. We engaged in excellent conversation about our respective organizations and he is looking forward to working with us through the division and the National Employment and Training Association.

E&T Membership Drive

A special membership promotional for the Employment and Training Division soon will be inaugurated. …

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