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Office of Workforce Investment - Administrator

AMANDA AHLSTRAND

Administrator


Amanda joined the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration in January, 2003 and currently serves as the Administrator for the Office of Workforce Investment (OWI). As such, she provides federal oversight and leadership for the nation's workforce investment system, authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). In addition to WIOA programs, she has responsibility for implementing the Senior Community Service and Employment program, H-1B Technical Skills Training grants and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program. As federal partners in this system, she and her talented team work to ensure that both job seeker and business customers are at the center of service delivery across programs designed to serve employers, unemployed and dislocated workers, youth, Indians and Native Americans, farmworkers, people with disabilities and others.

Amanda has also served as the Division Chief for Strategic Investments and as a team lead for ETA's Performance and Results Office. Prior to joining ETA, Amanda worked for a private consulting firm, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and the American Society for Training and Development. Ms. Ahlstrand has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University.