Give ’em an earful: Online Skills Academy Public Listening Session

Skills CommonsToday at 2pm EST the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration will be hosting a virtual listening session to solicit information and public input concerning the development of an Online Skills Academy described in the Obama Administration’s “Ready to Work: Job-Driving Training and American Opportunity” report. According to the report, the Online Skills Academy will…

“…leverage technology to offer open online courses of study, helping students earn credentials online through participating accredited institutions, and will expand access to curricula designed to speed the time to credit and completion. Building off the burgeoning marketplace of free and open-licensed learning resources, including content developed through the TAACCCT grant program accessible through DOL’s online
repository Skills Commons, the online skills academy will enable workers to get more education and training they need to advance their careers, particularly by developing skills in demand by employers.”

During the listening session, stakeholders can share their comments and suggestions regarding the the planned implementation of this priority funding. The listening session will be online. You will need to register first, which you can do here: http://www.doleta.gov/skillsacademy/listeningsession.cfm

You can download a copy of the “Ready to Work: Job-Driving Training and American Opportunity” report below.

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