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Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier to Visit Colorado, Discussing Education Reform, Jobs


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Event Date 1: August 27, 2012 08:30 am - 10:30 am
Event Date 2: August 27, 2012 12:30 pm - 02:30 pm
Event Date 3: August 28, 2012 08:30 am - 10:30 am
Event Date 4: August 28, 2012 12:45 pm - 03:00 pm

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will travel to Colorado Monday and Tuesday where she will visit community colleges and a high school, holding roundtable discussions with students, educators and business representatives on the topic of education reform and jobs.

Dann-Messier will tour schools in Sterling, Fort Morgan, Greeley and Fort Collins, spotlighting the Administration's blueprint for transforming career and technical education by reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. She will also discuss the workforce development strategy known as career pathways, enabling students to transition from education into the workforce.

As assistant secretary, Dann-Messier administers the Education Department's programs in adult, career and technical education, as well as community colleges and correctional education.


Event 1
Who : Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
What : Tour of Northeastern Junior College's Adult Basic Education Program and roundtable discussion with program administrators and students
When :

Monday, Aug. 27, 2012

8:30-9 a.m. – Tour of Northeastern Junior College Adult Basic Education Program classrooms.

9-10:30 a.m. Roundtable discussion

Where : Northeastern Junior College Adult Basic Education Program, Adult Education and Family Literacy Building, 1026 Sidney Ave., Sterling, Colo. (Roundtable will be in room 108)
Event 2
Who : Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
What : Tour of Morgan Community College's Health-Science Wing and roundtable discussion with students, educators and industry partners on career-technical education partnerships with business
When :

Monday, Aug. 27, 2012

12:30-1 p.m. – Tour of Morgan Community College's Health-Science Wing

1-2:30 p.m. – Roundtable discussion

Where : Morgan Community College, 920 Barlow Rd., Fort Morgan, Colo. (Tour begins in Spruce Hall; roundtable discussion will be in the Founders Room)
Event 3
Who : Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
What : Tour of the Banner-Northern Colorado Medical Center Health Science Academy located at Greeley Central High, followed by a roundtable discussion in the school library with students, faculty and industry partners
When :

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

8:30-9:15 a.m. – Tour of the Banner-Northern Colorado Medical Center Health Science Academy located at Greeley Central High.

9:15-10:30 a.m. – Roundtable discussion

Where : Greeley Central High School, 1515 14th Ave., Greeley, Colo.
Event 4
Who : Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
What : Tour of Front Range Community College Centers for Adult Learning, followed by a roundtable discussion with Adult Literacy Project consortium members, faculty, staff and students
When :

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

12:45-1:15 p.m. – Tour of Front Range Community College Centers for Adult Learning

1:30-3 p.m. – Roundtable discussion (room PR8)

Where : Front Range Community College-Prospect Center, 1501 Academy Ct., Fort Collins, Colo.
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