Recommendations for Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization
AAUW wrote to the House of Representatives with recommendations for reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act. WIA reauthorization should advance the technical skills and career opportunities of women and girls to promote employment that enables long-term economic independence. AAUW has long supported “programs that provide women with education, training and support for success in the workforce, including nontraditional occupations and women’s entrepreneurship.” This includes strengthening programs “to improve…career development and earning potential.” Especially in a time of economic hardship, job training and higher education can make all the difference for people who find themselves unemployed and in need of a more viable career.
April 1, 2010