THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ANTHONY R. SARMIENTO TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY ADVISORY BOARD
The President today announced this intent to nominate Anthony R. Sarmiento to the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board.
Anthony R. Sarmiento of Silver Spring, Maryland, is Assistant Director of the AFL-CIO Education Department in Washington, D.C. Prior to being appointed to his current position in 1990, he served for 11 years on the staff of the AFL-CIO Human Resources Development Institute where he directed national research and demonstration projects in workplace literacy, skill upgrading, youth employment and displaced worker assistance. He also worked for 10 years in community-based programs and local government agencies in the District of Columbia. Mr. Sarmiento has represented the AFL-CIO on several national advisory panels on education and training, including the U.S. Department of Education's National Adult Literacy Survey, the National Center on Adult Literacy and the American Council on Education's GED Testing Service. Additionally, he serves on the National Executive Board of the AFL-CIO's Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance. Among his published works are Worker-Centered Learning: A Union Guide to Workplace Literacy (co-authored with Ann Kay), which was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. In 1991, the Business and Industry Unit of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education presented Mr. Sarmiento with a lifetime membership in recognition of his efforts to promote and support lifelong learning in the workplace. He earned his B.A. in American Studies from American University.
The National Institute for Literacy was created to assist in upgrading the workforce, reducing welfare dependency, raising the standard of living and creating safer communities. The Advisory Board reviews, reports and makes recommendations regarding program areas, establishes priorities for the activities of the Institute and reviews agency spending plans.