Weekly Workforce Roundup: April 9-April 16

Here’s this week’s roundup!  Please add anything we missed by using the “comments” field.

Action Alerts–FY2013 Budget

  • Calls are needed to support Amendment 826 (filed by Rep. Garballey) to recapitalize the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund at $10 million.
  • Calls are also needed for the following set of amendments related to workforce training.  More detail on these amendments will be forthcoming in a blog post within the next day:
    • Amendments 325, 627 and 807 would level fund One Stop Career Centers (7003-0803)
    • Amendments 404, 339 and 866 would restore and increase YouthWorks Youth Jobs Program (7002-0012)
    • Amendments 447 and 366 to restore and increase School-to-Career Connecting Activities (7027-0019)
    • Amendments 23 and 775 to restore the Shannon Anti Violence grant program (8100-0111)
    • Amendment 856 to restore the Education Rewards Grant Program (7002-1084)
  • Calls needed to support Amendments 499 and 234 to maintain funding levels for Adult Basic Education.  Read the MCAE action alert for more details.

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