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Time to Reskill: A Practitioner Engagement Event

Posted on 02/06/2014

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Note: new date! The original February date was postponed due to weather. Please use this link External link opens in new window or tab to register for the rescheduled webinar.

Join the U.S. Department of Education, American Institutes for Research, and adult education advocates for a free webinar on February March 13, from 1:00pm-3:00pm ET. With the recent release of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD External link opens in new window or tab) Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies, (PIAAC External link opens in new window or tab) demonstrating the direct relationship between skills and economic security, health, and educational advancement, there is even more urgency to address the needs of low-skilled learners and equip the teaching workforce to help such students achieve their academic and economic goals.

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) launched a national engagement effort on November 20 (see archived announcement External link opens in new window or tab ) to explore ways to increase our national capacity to improve the foundation skills of adults in the United States. OCTAE is particularly interested in engaging with adult educators to solicit their input into a forthcoming national action plan.

This webinar will be an opportunity to receive a briefing on the PIAAC data, the OECD's special report on America's low-skilled population, Time for the U.S. to Reskill?, and engage in a focused discussion about the issues facing adult education.

To prepare for the webinar, see the Consultation Paper External link opens in new window or tab, which provides background on the skills issue and the framework for the national action plan. The discussion will continue online in various groups within the LINCS Community of Practice External link opens in new window or tab. Register today External link opens in new window or tab for the February March 13 webinar scheduled for 1:00pm ET and stay tuned to LINCS for updates.

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