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Boggs Center director invited to serve on Workforce Investment Board

August 26, 2011

Petrice Sams-Abiodun, Ph.D., executive director of the Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy, has been invited by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to serve on the Orleans Parish Workforce Investment Board.

NOWIB was established under the guidance of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. It is a business-led organization partnering with education, organized labor, higher education, the community and government to provide oversight to public workforce development programs. The board has federal legislative authority to approve Workforce Investment Act – Title I spending and to measure the effectiveness of publicly funded workforce development programs in partnership with the mayor of New Orleans. It convenes JOB1, a partnership of more than 30 public and/or private workforce development agencies and organizations.

“My goal is to ensure that the city develops a comprehensive workforce system that successfully engages and provides career opportunities for low literate and low skilled adults, so that they can become skilled workers, parents and citizens that contribute to our beloved New Orleans,” said Sams-Abiodun, who will serve on the board for two years.

For more information, contact Sams-Abiodun at psabiodu@loyno.edu.

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