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Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Visit the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas and Highlight Role of Adult Educati

Posted Sep 10 2012 3:48pm
Brenda Dann-Messier precedes U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s visit to California on Sept. 12 to kick off the 2012 cross-country, back-to-school bus tour: “Education Drives America.”
September 10, 2012

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Event Date 1: September 11, 2012 08:15 am - 10:00 am

The U.S. Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier travels to Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 11 to tour the College of Southern Nevada and hold a roundtable discussion about adult education and career pathways with students and faculty on campus.

This visit to Las Vegas is part of a three-day bus tour stop in Nevada for Dann-Messier. While in the state, she also will visit adult, career and technical education programs in Reno and Carson City to discuss disconnected youth, adult, career and technical education, and career pathways.

Dann-Messier leads the Department's efforts in adult education and career and technical education, as well as efforts supporting community colleges and correctional education. In April, the Department released the Obama Administration’s blueprint for transforming CTE. Dann-Messier joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to announce proposed reforms that will improve the quality of job-training opportunities that reduce skill shortages, spur business growth, encourage new investment and employment, and spark innovation and economic growth.

Dann-Messier’s visit to Nevada is part of Education Drives America, the U.S. Department of Education’s third annual back-to-school bus tour. Secretary Duncan and his senior leadership team are crisscrossing the country from Sept. 12-21 for a series of events that reinforce the message that Education Drives America.

For live, up-to-the-minute updates from the road, follow the Education Drives America tour on Twitter using the hashtag #edtour12 , or visit the Department’s bus tour blog . To receive media advisories, press releases, notifications about postings to the blog, and other special updates during the tour, subscribe to the Department’s Education Drives America e-mail updates by clicking here .

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Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messie Tour followed by roundtable on adult education and career pathways 8:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PT, Tuesday, Sept. 11 College of Southern Nevada
Adult Literacy & Language Program
Building A (reception area)
2409 Las Verdes Street
Las Vegas, NV 89102
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