Greetings! This survey will provide you with information about new federal workforce laws and opportunities in Oakland. Your honest responses will also help us plan for the next generation of training and workforce development activities from the Oakland Workforce Investment Board. All responses are confidential and individual responses will not be released, shared, or published.

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Ms. Storm White learned digital design and marketing skills at Youth Radio, helping launch a promising career – and winning local awards. She benefited from innovative programs funded by the Oakland Workforce Investment Board.

Ms. Storm White learned digital design and marketing skills at Youth Radio, helping launch a promising career – and winning local awards. She benefited from innovative programs funded by the Oakland Workforce Investment Board.

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* 1. In 2014, the U.S. Congress passed a new law to prepare workers for 21st century jobs. Have you heard about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act?

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* 2. Ok, thinking about Oakland and the jobs of the future, do you believe that the right kinds of training opportunities exist today for workers and job seekers?

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* 3. Also, thinking about the future, do you believe that Oakland employers know where to find skilled workers for their businesses' hiring needs?

A new federal law, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, calls for

• more state and regional planning
• aligning training to in-demand jobs
• integrating adult education
• earn while you learn opportunities
• improving services for out-of-school youth in our community
• increasing services and support to youth with disabilities

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