Education Committee Senator Dave Argall, Chair

Joint public hearing on the importance of adult education as part of Pennsylvania’s workforce development system

JOINT HEARING

Senate Education Committee AND Senate Labor & Industry Committee

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1


Joint public hearing on the importance of adult education as part of Pennsylvania’s workforce development system

9 to 9:15 – Introductions

Senator Camera Bartolotta, Chair, Labor & Industry Committee
Senator Scott Martin, Chair, Education Committee
Senator Christine Tartaglione, Minority Chair, Labor & Industry Committee
Senator Lindsey Williams, Minority Chair, Education Committee 

9:15 to 9:45 – State Perspective

Dr. Tanya Garcia, Acting Deputy Secretary and Commissioner for Postsecondary and Higher Education – Testimony
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Amanda Harrison, Chief, Division of Adult Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Sheila Ireland, Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development – Testimony
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

9:45 to 11 – Adult Education Career Pathways

Provider 1

Cheryl Hiester, Executive Director – Testimony
The Literacy Council of Lancaster and Lebanon

Ernesto Matos, RN
Union Community Care

Jenni Black, Chief Quality and Compliance Officer
Union Community Care

Provider 2

Carey Harris, CEO – TestimonyAttachment
Literacy Pittsburgh

Jeff Nobers, Executive Director – Testimony
Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania

Dimero Dixon, Laboror (written testimony only) – Testimony
Southwest Aluminum and Glass

Provider 3

Dr. Mary Ellen Caro, President and CEO – Testimony
Peirce College

Tara Butler, Medical Coding Professional – Testimony
Penn Medicine

Provider 4

Carlos Graupera, CEO – Testimony
Spanish American Civic Association and SACA Development

Sue Martin, Senior Recruiter – Testimony
Penn Medicine

Provider 5

Dr. Kim Rassau, Executive Director
Manchester-Bidwell Training Center

Angelo Nardozi, Mechanical Test Lab Supervisor
US Steel

Lorraine Wasky, Chemical Lab Technician
SKC, Inc.

Additional Written Testimony:

Beyond Literacy – Testimony

Rebecca Watts – Testimony

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