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  • U.S. Department of State information On the Reinstatement of State Department Diversity Training

    U.S. Department of State information On the Reinstatement of State Department Diversity Training | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State press release dated: January 22, 2021)


    January 22, 2021
    Press statement
    Ned Price, Department Spokesperson


    On the Reinstatement of State Department Diversity Training


    Restoring and strengthening American diplomatic leadership globally requires leveraging the full talent and richness of American diversity. To achieve a diplomatic corps truly representative of America, more progress is needed to recruit and retain a more diverse Department workforce and embrace a culture of inclusion and accountability, free of bias. In furtherance of these goals, the Department of State has announced the full resumption of employee training and professional development activities in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Day One White H...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor awards 40 Million Dollars in Strengthening Community College Training Grants

    U.S. Department of Labor awards $40 Million in Strengthening Community College Training Grants | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor [DOL] press release: January 15, 2021)

    Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $40 million through the Strengthening Community College Training Grants program to build the capacity of community colleges to meet labor market demand for a skilled workforce. As the nation recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, community colleges are critical partners for the public workforce system to train the American workforce and build a pipeline of workers in critical industries such as health care, logistics and cybersecurity. The Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants aim to address the skill development needs of employers and to support workers in gaining skills and transitioning quickly from unemployment to employment. The grants also build the capacit...
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  • Maritime Administration Accepting Applications for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education - - - October 20, 2020 news release

    Maritime Administration Accepting Applications for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education - - - October 20, 2020 news release | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration press release dated: October 20, 2020) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced that it is accepting applications from eligible and qualified institutions to apply for a Centers of Excellence (CoE) designation, which will recognize and support community or technical colleges and maritime training centers that prepare Americans for careers in the maritime industry. “These educational institutions benefit America’s national security and economy by growing and strengthening our maritime workforce,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The CoE Program is a voluntary program administered by MARAD that recognizes and supports community or technical colleges and...
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  • U.S. Department of Education Unveils FSA Partner Connect Portal at Annual Training Conference

    U.S. Department of Education Unveils Federal Student Aid Partner Connect Portal at Annual Training Conference | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: December 1, 2020)

    Washington - - Today, during its virtual 2020 training conference for financial aid professionals, the U.S. Department of Education's (Department) office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) unveiled its latest update to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Next Gen FSA initiative: the FSA Partner Connect portal. The site, announced by FSA Chief Operating Officer Mark A. Brown, will consolidate the tools that institutions and other partners use onto a single digital platform. "A few short years ago, we set out to transform Federal Student Aid to function like a world-class financial institution and to better serve our customers," said Secretary DeVos. "We have made tremendous progress on that goal, and student aid borrowers have more resour
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Provides Update on Forces to Flyers Flight Training Demonstration

    U.S. Department of Transportation Provides Update on Forces to Flyers Flight Training Demonstration | site |


    (November 11, 2020) - - On November 11, 2020 the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced that 32 military veterans completed flight training through the Forces to Flyers initiative, earning commercial multi-engine pilot’s licenses. Secretary Chao announced the research initiative in 2017 to determine how to assist veterans transitioning to new careers as pilots. “The Forces to Flyers flight training demonstration has helped America’s veterans transition from military service to find good jobs in the transportation sector,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The Forces to Flyers participants had the opportunity to receive flight training at four flight schools around the country, starting with the first flight lesson
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  • AHA says Project Firstline brings Flex, Easy-access COVID-19 Training to the Health Care Front-lines

    American Hospital Association says Project Firstline brings Flex, Easy-access COVID-19 Training to the Health Care Front-lines| site |


    American Hospital Association is proud to partner with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reach and engage all health care personnel with this vital online curriculum


    (October 28, 2020) - - On October 28, 2020 the American Hospital Association published the following information: CHICAGO (October 28, 2020) — In a time when health care personnel are working tirelessly on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19, bringing them quick and easy access to critical infection prevention and control training is essential. Project Firstline, a national training collaborative between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and some of the nation’s leading health care organizations, including the American Hospital Association (AHA), is designed to help health care workers increase their ...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Awards 11.2 Million Dollars in Worker Safety and Health Training Grants

    U.S. Department of Labor Awards $11.2 Million in Worker Safety and Health Training Grants | site |



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information: WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded approximately $11.2 million in Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants to 90 nonprofit organizations nationwide. The grants will provide education and training programs to help workers and employers recognize serious workplace hazards, including the coronavirus, implement injury prevention measures and understand their rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Under President Trump’s Qualified Opportunity Zones Executive Order, OSHA awarded 80 grants to conduct occupational safety and health training in urban and economically distressed areas. The 2020 Harwood grant awards al
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  • World Health Organization Online Training as a Weapon to Fight the New Coronavirus

    World Health Organization Online Training as a Weapon to Fight the New Coronavirus| site |



    (February 7, 2020) - - Today (February 7, 2020), the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following information:

    More than 25 000 people across the globe have accessed real-time knowledge from WHO experts on how to detect, prevent, respond to and control the new coronavirus in the 10 days since the launch of an open online training.

    The learning team of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme worked with technical experts to quickly develop and publish the online course on 26 January – 4 days before the 2019-nCoV outbreak was declared a public health emergency of international concern. Approximately 3000 new users have registered for the training every day since its launch, demonstrating the high level of interest in the virus among health professionals and the general public. In addition, more than 200 000 people have viewed the
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Announces John Lowry III as New Assistant Secretary for the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service

    U.S. Department of Labor Announces John Lowry III as New Assistant Secretary for the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service| site |


    (January 6, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information: WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that John Lowry III of Chicago, Illinois has been sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS). "I'm thankful that John Lowry has brought his incredible experience, expertise, and passion to the Department of Labor," U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said. "As a Marine Corps veteran who's had a successful career in business, he understands well how military service can lead to exceptional contributions in the private sector. John's conviction is that America's veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses deserve every opportunity to succeed." Assistant Secretary Lowry spent 25 years in military se...
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  • Boeing Issues Statement on 737 MAX Simulator Training

    Boeing Issues Statement on 737 MAX Simulator Training

    Boeing issues Statement on 737 MAX Simulator Training| site |



    (January 7, 2020) - - Today, the Boeing Company issued the following statement concerning 737 MAX simulator training:

    Boeing is recommending 737 MAX simulator training in addition to computer based training for all MAX pilots prior to return to service of the 737 MAX. This recommendation takes into account our unstinting commitment to the safe return of service as well as changes to the airplane and test results. Final determination will be established by the regulators.

    “Safety is Boeing’s top priority," said interim Boeing CEO Greg Smith. "Public, customer and stakeholder confidence in the 737 MAX is critically important to us and with that focus Boeing has decided to recommend MAX simulator training combined with computer-based training for all pilots prior to returning the MAX safely to service.”






    Information source: The Boeing Company
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Shares Vision for a Better, Stronger Federal Student Aid at Annual Training Conference

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Shares Vision for a Better, Stronger Federal Student Aid at Annual Training Conference | site |



    Unveils groundbreaking new NextGen customer service tools, discusses need for new structure and governance to meet growing demands


    (December 3, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: RENO, Nevada—Today, during a major speech at the annual Federal Student Aid (FSA) Conference, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled a vision for a stronger, student-centered FSA. She detailed both what FSA can and is doing now, including continued enhancements to customer service through the transformative myStudentAid app, and what requires the action of others, including improving how FSA is structured and governed. "From submitting the FAFSA® to submitting payments; from seeing what a loan will cost over time to participating in exit counseling—we are updating everything
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  • U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Prepared Remarks at the Magnet Schools of America 2017 National Policy Training Conference

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Prepared Remarks at the Magnet Schools of America 2017 National Policy Training Conference





    February 16, 2017


    Below are the prepared remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the Magnet Schools of America 2017 National Policy Training Conference, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

    Good Afternoon:

    Thank you for that kind introduction Todd, and thank you for inviting me to be here with you.

    I want to begin by expressing my appreciation for all you do. I would like to share some thoughts on how I hope to support your important work, but first, let me just comment on something you may have seen on TV.

    Last Friday, a handful of protestors tried to block my entrance into Jefferson Middle School Academy here in D.C. While I eventually made it in, and had very constructive conversations with Chancellor Wilson, many DC
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    U.S. Department of State information On the Reinstatement of State Department Diversity Training
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    U.S. Department of State information On the Reinstatement of State Department Diversity Training | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State press release dated: January 22, 2021)


    January 22, 2021
    Press statement
    Ned Price, Department Spokesperson


    On the Reinstatement of State Department Diversity Training


    Restoring and strengthening American diplomatic leadership globally requires leveraging the full talent and richness of American diversity. To achieve a diplomatic corps truly representative of America, more progress is needed to recruit and retain a more diverse Department workforce and embrace a culture of inclusion and accountability, free of bias. In furtherance of these goals, the Department of State has announced the full resumption of employee training and professional development activities in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Day One White H...
    01-23-2021, 04:00 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor awards 40 Million Dollars in Strengthening Community College Training Grants
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    U.S. Department of Labor awards $40 Million in Strengthening Community College Training Grants | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor [DOL] press release: January 15, 2021)

    Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $40 million through the Strengthening Community College Training Grants program to build the capacity of community colleges to meet labor market demand for a skilled workforce. As the nation recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, community colleges are critical partners for the public workforce system to train the American workforce and build a pipeline of workers in critical industries such as health care, logistics and cybersecurity. The Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants aim to address the skill development needs of employers and to support workers in gaining skills and transitioning quickly from unemployment to employment. The grants also build the capacit...
    01-16-2021, 01:27 AM
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    Maritime Administration Accepting Applications for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education - - - October 20, 2020 news release
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    Maritime Administration Accepting Applications for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education - - - October 20, 2020 news release | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration press release dated: October 20, 2020) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced that it is accepting applications from eligible and qualified institutions to apply for a Centers of Excellence (CoE) designation, which will recognize and support community or technical colleges and maritime training centers that prepare Americans for careers in the maritime industry. “These educational institutions benefit America’s national security and economy by growing and strengthening our maritime workforce,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The CoE Program is a voluntary program administered by MARAD that recognizes and supports community or technical colleges and...
    12-06-2020, 04:03 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Unveils FSA Partner Connect Portal at Annual Training Conference
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    U.S. Department of Education Unveils Federal Student Aid Partner Connect Portal at Annual Training Conference | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: December 1, 2020)

    Washington - - Today, during its virtual 2020 training conference for financial aid professionals, the U.S. Department of Education's (Department) office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) unveiled its latest update to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Next Gen FSA initiative: the FSA Partner Connect portal. The site, announced by FSA Chief Operating Officer Mark A. Brown, will consolidate the tools that institutions and other partners use onto a single digital platform. "A few short years ago, we set out to transform Federal Student Aid to function like a world-class financial institution and to better serve our customers," said Secretary DeVos. "We have made tremendous progress on that goal, and student aid borrowers have more resour
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    12-02-2020, 04:46 AM
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Provides Update on Forces to Flyers Flight Training Demonstration
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Transportation Provides Update on Forces to Flyers Flight Training Demonstration | site |


    (November 11, 2020) - - On November 11, 2020 the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced that 32 military veterans completed flight training through the Forces to Flyers initiative, earning commercial multi-engine pilot’s licenses. Secretary Chao announced the research initiative in 2017 to determine how to assist veterans transitioning to new careers as pilots. “The Forces to Flyers flight training demonstration has helped America’s veterans transition from military service to find good jobs in the transportation sector,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The Forces to Flyers participants had the opportunity to receive flight training at four flight schools around the country, starting with the first flight lesson
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    11-12-2020, 09:18 PM

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