Full Committee Field Hearing in Las Vegas, Nevada

On Tuesday, August 30th at 11:00 a.m. PDT, Chairman John Kline (R-MN) joined Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District to host a field hearing entitled, "Examining Local Solutions to Strengthen Federal Job Training Programs." The field hearing took place at the Opportunity Village, Ralph and Betty Englestad Campus, located at 6050 South Buffalo Drive in Las Vegas.

Today, the federal government administers a range of initiatives intended to help workers gain the skills and training necessary to succeed in the workplace. In 1998, President Clinton signed into law the Workforce Investment Act, which streamlined numerous federal programs and established a system of one-stop centers for workers to receive job training and employment services in a more efficient and effective way. The law has been due for reauthorization since 2003.

In recent years, numerous states have taken steps to reduce the bureaucracy of job training programs and improve the quality of services offered to workers. As part of its effort to reauthorize the 1998 law, the committee is seeking input from local leaders on responsible reforms that will strengthen support for workers andpromote better use of taxpayer dollars.  

The field hearing will feature two panel discussions. The first panel will examine the economic and workforce needs of Nevada, while the second panel will focus on current job training programs and their ability to enhance the career opportunities of workers. To learn more aboutthis field hearing, visit www.edworkforce.house.gov/hearings.

Field hearing on “Examining Local Solutions to Strengthen Federal Job Training Programs,” scheduled at 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time), in The Opportunity Village, Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89113.  

Witness List

Witnesses (additional witnesses may be added):

Panel 1

The Honorable Andy A. Hafen
City of Henderson
Henderson, NV

Mr. Jeremy Aguero
Principal Analyst
Applied Analysis
Las Vegas, NV

Mr. Darren Enns
Secretary Treasurer
Southern Nevada Building and Construction Trades
Henderson, NV

Mr. LeRoy Walker
Vice President, Human Resources
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, Nevada Market
Henderson, NV

Panel  2

Mr. Edward Guthrie
Executive Director
The Opportunity Village
Las Vegas, Nevada

Mr. John Ball
Executive Director
Nevada Workforce Connections
Las Vegas, NV

Ms. Rebecca Metty-Burns
Executive Director, Division of Workforce and Economic Development
College of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas, NV


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