Division of Adult & Workforce Education

About Us - Key Roles



Regional workforce board (South Florida Workforce Investment Board). Public education and training programs are mandatory partners under the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The Division represents the Superintendent on the regional workforce board in its planning and committee processes, and provides coordination of specific adult and youth services. Both adult and youth services include connecting job-seekers from the One-Stop career service system to the school system’s network of vocational and adult education programs; youth services additionally include connecting workforce resources to the K-12 system through enhancements to the Stay-in-School program. The Division provides ongoing information and assistance to One Stop centers and case managers and is responsible for reporting progress and accomplishments of individual students; for centralizing the billing process for schools; and for aligning procedures between the workforce development and workforce education systems.

Inter-agency workforce coordination. The Division actively coordinates school district workforce services with employers and with inter-agency to meet emerging workforce needs, and develops innovative approaches to educate and train special populations. On an ongoing basis, the Division compiles weekly job alerts responding to current business needs, produces marketing materials, and participates in inter-agency initiatives designed to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for adults and youth. Besides the Division’s formal relationship to South Florida Workforce, continual efforts are made to coordinate district planning and specific initiatives with Miami-Dade County, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Alliance for Human Services, Human Services Coalition, Internet Coast, and similar agencies or associations.

Workforce legislative coordination. The Division formulates and advocates a state and federal legislative platform for workforce issues in collaboration with the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Grants Administration, and seeks to develop consensus on these issues through the legislative agendas of other key stakeholders. The Division solicits adult and vocational issues from district staff and schools and implements the School Board’s agenda in concert with local and state organizations, members of the Dade Delegation, and legislative agendas for partners such as South Florida Workforce, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Miami-Dade County, and other entities including regional efforts such as VisionBroward. Division staff members attend local, state and national conferences and submit presentations for proposals to showcase M-DCPS programs and initiatives.

 

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District/School Operations, Division of Adult and Workforce Education
750 NW 20 Street, Room A-120, Miami, FL 33127
Phone: 305-548-4044 - Fax: 305-545-3052
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