Karl Haigler

Karl Haigler has more than 25 years’ experience in workforce development, human resources consulting and education, and is a nationally recognized expert in workplace and adult literacy. He has consulted with Fortune 500 and other national/international companies. His background includes having taught more than 400 workplace professionals in the use of job profiling and job analysis techniques as the foundation for workplace initiatives. In the public sector, Karl served at the U.S. Department of Education as Director of Adult Education and as Special Advisor to Gov. Mabus of Mississippi for literacy and workforce development. In this capacity he led a federal interagency technology transfer project to produce a civilian versionof the computer-based U.S. Army’s Job Skills Education Program (JSEP) to provide contextual lessons in mathematics and language skills, featuring both diagnostic and competency-based assessment supported by English and Spanish audio. In Mississippi he served as the Governor’s Special Advisor and led the Governor’s Office for Literacy which piloted the use civilian version of JSEP to upskill the state’s manufacturing workforce. Karl has co-authored publicationsincluding The Bottom Line: Basic Skills in the WorkplaceWorkplace Literacy Training in ModernizingManufacturing Environments, and Literacy Behind Prison Walls.