Congressman Rush Holt will be at the East Brunswick Public Library on Monday, July 28, at 11:30 a.m. to talk about the Workforce Investment Act.
The act identifies libraries such as the EBPL as One-Stop partners, which makes them eligible for federal funding for job training and job search programs.
Here are its provisions.
· Allows public libraries to be considered additional One-Stop partners. Meaning that Libraries will now have access to federal funding for job training and job search programs.
· Functions of the State and Local Workforce Development Board. State and Local Workforce Boards must include plans to improve digital literacy skills at One-Stop delivery systems.
· Prohibits federal supervision or control over selection of library resources.
· Allowable Statewide Employment and Training Activities. Authorizes adult education and literacy activities provided by public libraries as an allowable statewide employment and training activity.
Come join the Congressman and support the library's efforts.