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Biography of Administrator

Office of Job Corps
Employment and Training Administration
U.S. Department of Labor

Grace Kilbane is currently the Administrator of the Office of Job Corps for the Employment and Training Administration (ETA). As Administrator, she has responsibility for leading the program and its 120 Job Corps centers throughout the country. The Job Corps program serves over 60,000 disadvantaged youth, ages 16-24, each year. The largely residential program offers participants opportunities to secure academic and vocational credentials and assists them with securing placement in education, employment, or the military upon graduation from the program.

Previously, Ms. Kilbane served as the Administrator for the Office of the Workforce Investment System. Before that, she was the Regional Administrator for ETA in Kansas City for five years. During this time, she also directed the Department's Task Force, which implemented the worker provisions of the Immigration Act of 1990. Other positions Grace has held include: Administrator, Office of Workforce Security, Director of the Unemployment Insurance Service, Administrator of the Office of Work-based Learning, and Director of the One-Stop System.

Prior to joining ETA, she served as Deputy Administrator and Acting Administrator of the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services for almost six years. She also has more than eight years of experience directing programs at the City and County levels of government.

A native of Cleveland, she possesses a Law Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Urban Studies.