March 21, 2019 OCTAE Connection Flash Edition

Octae Connection

OCTAE Connection Flash Edition

March 21, 2019

OCTAE Seeks Innovation and Improvement Team Leader

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) is seeking qualified candidates to serve as team leader for the Innovation and Improvement Team within the Division of Adult Education and Literacy. In addition to other duties listed in the notice hyperlink below, the team leader is responsible for overseeing the planning, policy development, implementation and communication of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 242, National Leadership Activities, in order to improve adult education and spur innovation in the field of adult education and literacy. The team leader provides expertise in adult education and literacy for other offices within the Department, across federal agencies, and the public. The team leader also supervises professional staff that administers grants and contracts. If you know of appropriate candidates, please share the information below with them.

Specific information about the position is listed below.

Title: Supervisory Education Program Specialist Series/ Grade:  GS-1720-14 Location: OCTAE/ DAEL/IIT Open Period: 3/20/19 to 4/3/19 (Capped at 50 applicants) Area of Consideration: All Sources

Please click on the link(s) below for specific information about the position, qualifications, and application procedures.

Please be sure to read the announcement carefully and to provide all required documents.

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Webinar on Developing Apprenticeship Opportunities in Prisons

Date: Wednesday, April 10

Time: 2–3 p.m. EDT

Register Here!

From host WorkforceGPS’s website:

Reentry begins the first day of incarceration. Practices and programs for inmates can be implemented to prepare a path for success upon returning to their communities.

Learn how to engage employers and design apprenticeship programs for inmates prior to their release from prison. Explore lessons learned from successful pre-release apprenticeship programs and professionals in the field of apprenticeship.


Julie Kitchell, education specialist, Central Office Education Branch, Federal Bureau of Prisons

Joseph Jenkins, team leader, Office of Apprenticeship, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Joan M. Dolan, director of apprenticeship & strategic partnerships, Maine Department of Labor


Alexander Green, workforce analyst, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

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