Publication Date: March 2003
Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Steve Savner
Research Area: Social conditions
Coverage: United States
This testimony, presented to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness on March 11, 2003, focuses on recommended changes to the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) during its reauthorization. Savner proposes the House make additional funding available for WIA training services; improve reporting on participation, outcomes, and use of funds; and require that states bear the cost of gathering data about post-program employment and earnings for those providers wishing to obtain or maintain certification as eligible training providers. He also critiques elements of the Administrations plan, such as the proposals to merge funding streams and to provide waiver authority.