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Report of Regents Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) Committee to The Board of Regents

Your ACCES Committee held its scheduled meeting on April 3, 2017.  All members were present.

ACTION ITEMS

Proposed Amendments to Part 126 of the Commissioner’s Regulations Relating to Online Educational Marketplaces to Implement Chapter 475 of the Laws of 2016 – The proposed rule was presented to the ACCES Committee for permanent adoption at the April 2017 Regents meeting.  If approved, the amendment will be effective April 19, 2017.

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

Madam Chancellor and Colleagues:  Your Adult Career and Continuing Education Services Committee recommends, and we move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon this recommendation in the written report of the Committee’s deliberations at its meeting on April 3, 2017, copies of which have been distributed to each member of the Board of Regents.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act – Your committee was provided with an update on the status of the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations for ACCES participation in the workforce development system.  Since it was signed into law on July 22, 2014, ACCES has served on an interagency team with the Department of Labor, the Commissioner for the Blind, the Office of Temporary and Disability Services, and the Office for the Aging.  This interagency team is charged with ensuring that the commitments expressed in the Plan are realized.  In the past year, the team has provided joint presentations about the WIOA system at annual conferences in New York State; identified questions and stakeholders to participate in information sessions; provided guidance and support for a consultant to conduct customer focus groups; hired a national consultant to assist the Team with developing a Service Delivery MOU template for local areas; identified required individual partner system information to contribute to the development of a statewide WIOA information directory; identified the applicable career services for each partner program; assessed training needs of core partners; and, identified business engagement performance measures for New York State.

ACCES will continue to work with Interagency Team partners on building a seamless workforce system; will offer guidance on the development of the MOUs and on providing leadership for the delivery of service to individuals with disabilities and to individuals in need of adult education and literacy skills training; will continue to assess data sharing options; and, will update the Plan.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 1:45pm