CCRI seeks a self motivated researcher with background or interest in public policy and economic development. The researcher will collaborate with CCRI Division of Workforce Partnership and Academic Affairs to survey and report on the full range of WIOA funded activities that the college provides. Federal WIOA dollars require a four year coordinated statewide plan, and the 2020-2024 plan will be written over the course of the next year. In addition to setting programming goals, the plan may establish common metrics for credentials statewide which may affect both CCRI credit and non-credit programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
At least two of the 5 WIOA titles have a significant impact on the College's work through the Division of Workforce Partnerships, and others may as well. The researcher would address:
Title I: Workforce Development Activities programs are primarily administered through the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), includes three state formula grant programs, multiple national programs, and Job Corps
CCRI Workforce Partnerships often provides training funded all or in part by Title 1.
Title II: Adult Education and Literacy programs are administered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), includes a state formula grant program and National Leadership activities
Title II funding supports the Bridge program and Adult Education Professional Development.
Title III: Amendments to the Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933, which authorizes the Employment Service (ES), in RI commonly known as “One Stops” or “Network RI”
Title IV: Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 amends the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which authorizes vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities
The researcher's final report will summarize WIOA programming at the college in terms of cost, impact on students and will identify areas of potential collaboration or relevance to the college mission.
Perform other duties as required.
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