THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. JAMES L. BLACK AS A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY
COMMITTEE ON EXPANDING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
The President today announced his intent to appoint Dr. James L. Black to serve as a Member of the Advisory Committee on Expanding Training Opportunities.
James L. Black, Ph.D., of Johnson, Vermont, is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems at Johnson State College. Dr. Black's area of interest and expertise is using technology to enhance life-long learning. Currently, he is utilizing Vermont Interactive TV and Internet-based courseware to effectively facilitate learning with a geographically dispersed group of students. From 1983-1987, Dr. Black was a professor at the School of Business Administration at the University of Connecticut. Since 1984, his training company, Software Seminars, has provided customized training for such select clientele as AT&T, IBM, and Trigon Blue Cross, as well as numerous local, state, and federal governmental agencies.
Dr. Black received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Portland State University in Oregon.
The Advisory Committee on Expanding Training Opportunities was established by Executive Order 13111 to provide the President an independent assessment of the progress made by the Federal government in its use of technology in training programs. It will study how the government can encourage the increased use of technology to provide more accessible and cost-effective training for all Americans. The Committee will also provide an analysis of options for helping adult Americans finance the training and post-secondary education needed to upgrade skills and gain new knowledge, including grants, tax incentives, and low-interest loans. The Office of Personnel Management will support the Committee's activities.