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Emily Stover DeRocco
Employment and Training Administration
U. S. Department of Labor
Emily Stover DeRocco was nominated by President Bush to be Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training on June 21, 2001. After being confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she was sworn in on August 3, 2001.
As Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Ms.DeRocco is responsible for managing a $11.1 billion budget that funds the country's public workforce investment system, which includes a number of important programs to Americas workers and businesses. Ms. DeRocco has made it her purpose to develop a demand driven. workforce investment system, which links employment, education, and economic development. Her belief is that only by effectively equipping workers with the skills that are needed by employers, and better understanding the workforce needs of business, can we create the high-skilled workforce needed to maintain a globally competitive workforce in the 21st century.
Ms. DeRocco brings a wealth of experience to her position. In addition to high level federal positions serving the Cabinet officers at the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Energy during the Reagan Administration, Ms. DeRocco spent over ten years as the Executive Director of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies.
Assistant Secretary DeRocco is a native of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and received her Juris Doctorate degree from the Georgetown Law Center in 1982. She was admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia in 1983.