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Education and Labor Hearing on Workforce Investment Act

Posted on by Jesse Lee

The Education and Labor Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness held a hearing today, “The Workforce Investment Act: Ideas to Improve the Workforce Development System.” The hearing examined how the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act can be used to keep America’s workforce strong. Witnesses included a number of workforce development professionals, including Beth Butler, an executive at Wachovia Corporation who is legally blind.

Chairman Rubén Hinojosa:
“Our ability to compete in a global marketplace is directly tied to the capacity of our workforce. It is essential that we take this opportunity… to prepare for the challenges ahead.”
Beth Butler:
“Accessibility was critical for me to be successful. These programs provided those types of opportunities for me… The support that I received from my qualified vocational rehabilitation counselors was immeasurable…”
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