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Timothy W. Lawrence, Executive Director Emeritus, SkillsUSA, worked in the manufacturing industry and graduated Magna Cum Laude from James Madison University. Mr. Lawrence became an industrial education teacher in 1978 and was National Teacher of the Year in 1983. In 1987, he joined the Virginia Department of Education. In 1996 Lawrence became SkillsUSA Partnerships Director...
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Cathleen Cody, EdD, has been an adult educator for 22 years. She started working part-time at Middletown Adult Education shortly after her first daughter was born and has never left. She teaches English full-time in the Credit Diploma Program. Dr. Cody lives in Connecticut with her husband and a revolving door of college-aged daughters who move...
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Paul J. Jurmo, EdD, is an experienced educator focusing on basic skills for development in the U.S. and developing countries. He has played multiple roles (researcher, evaluator, administrator, curriculum and professional developer, and advocate) while developing systems that integrate basic education with workforce and community development, health, environmental sustainability, prisoner reentry, and other forms of...
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Anson Green is an adult education, workforce, and community college trailblazer. His passion is deploying innovative services for low-skilled Texans to meet their life ambitions. He loves challenging legacy perspectives and developing pioneering solutions. Mr. Green led the transformation of the over $80 million Texas adult education program into a workforce solution for dropouts and immigrants...
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Hidden Treasures: Two Decades ofWorkplace Basic Skills Efforts in the United States Paul J. Jurmo, EdD Paul J. Jurmo, EdD, is an experienced educator focusing on basic skills for development in the U.S. and developing countries. He has played multiple roles (researcher, evaluator, administrator, curriculum and professional developer, and advocate) while developing systems that integrate...
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Employer-Led Efforts to Close the Skills GapVia Untapped Talent Pipelines Jaimie M. Francis Jaimie M. Francis is the Executive Director of Programs and Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce (CEW). Ms. Francis develops and oversees CEW’s programs for postsecondary education and workforce development. She manages its Talent Pipeline...
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Workforce Education at the10,000-Feet and One-Foot Levels Timothy W. Lawrence Timothy W. Lawrence, Executive Director Emeritus, SkillsUSA, worked in the manufacturing industry and graduated Magna Cum Laude from James Madison University. Mr. Lawrence became an industrial education teacher in 1978 and was National Teacher of the Year in 1983. In 1987, he joined the Virginia...
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Texas Hold’em:Engaging Employers to Close the Skills Gap Anson Green Anson Green is an adult education, workforce, and community college trailblazer. His passion is deploying innovative services for low-skilled Texans to meet their life ambitions. He loves challenging legacy perspectives and developing pioneering solutions. Mr. Green led the transformation of the over $80 million Texas...
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Implementing Trauma-Informed Practicesfor Workforce Development Stephenie Rittberger Stephenie Rittberger is Adult Education and Literacy Coordinator for the Career Learning Center of the Black Hills (CLCBH) and has been involved with adult education for over 20 years as an instructor. In 2008, Rittberger was named Adult Educator of the Year by the South Dakota Association for...
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Local, State, and National Perspectives About Integrated Education and Training (IET) Judith A. Alamprese Judith A. Alamprese, a Principal Scientist at Abt Associates, has directed research, evaluation, and technical assistance projects in education and workforce development for more than four decades. Her work includes leading random assignment and quasi-experimental evaluations of innovative practices in education...
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