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Office of Workforce Investment - Administrator




Amanda Ahlstrand
Office of Workforce Investment

Amanda Ahlstrand is the Administrator for the Office of Workforce Investment at the Employment and Training Administration. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing five divisions and their programs with the goal of implementing an integrated national workforce investment system that supports economic growth and provides workers with the information, advice, job search assistance, supportive services, and training in demand industries and occupations needed to get and keep good jobs. Before becoming Administrator in December, 2013, she served as the Acting Administrator for the office starting in October 2011.

Amanda joined ETA in January 2003 as part of the Performance and Results Office, working across program offices to implement the common performance measures and providing training to the field on that topic. She joined OWI in Spring 2006 as part of the Business Relations Group, working with her team to facilitate employer engagement with the workforce system and implement a number of competitive grant programs including the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants, H1B Technical Skills Training grants, the ARRA competitive grants, and Community Based Job Training Grants.

Prior to joining ETA in 2003, Ms. Ahlstrand 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.