WorkforceGPS Newsletter

March 2017 Newsletter

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Happy March!

In February, we asked you to save the date for three national convenings hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor, in collaboration with its Education and Health and Human Services partners. Today, we are excited to report that all three convenings—with one agenda (updated draft agenda now available) and nearly identical content and held at different regional locations on the West Coast, East Coast, and in the Midwest—have filled.

Due to limited capacity at the venues and extensive waitlists, we cannot accommodate anymore registrations at this time. However, following the convenings, the resources will be available on WorkforceGPS via the Innovation and Opportunity Network.

The Workforce GPS team is also pleased to introduce a collection of curated federally-funded resources developed by U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA) grantees and workforce system partners.  These products can be found under the Collections tab by selecting ETA Grantee Products. We encourage users to visit this new collection and check out the available tutorials on how to use ETA Grantee Products—the two Grantee Products tutorials for the Newsletter are now live and can be found here: Steps to Search ETA Grantee Products and ETA Grantee Products Overview.

Featured Content

  • The Playlists: Disability Resources for WIOA Practitioners: High-quality service to individuals with disabilities is a critical goal of WIOA partners and practitioners. You may obtain a wealth of technical assistance resources to help you reach that goal with these ten playlists.
  • ION Desk Aids: The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA) developed the following resources on the Innovation and Opportunity Network (ION) in hopes they will be of assistance on your WIOA implementation journey when it comes to staying connected with this dynamic Community of Practice on WorkforceGPS.
  • Updated ION Roadmap for Transformational Change: This updated Roadmap expands on the previous version, published last spring, and outlines the guidance and technical assistance activities that ETA has provided and will provide to support implementation of WIOA.
  • WIOA Youth Program Eligibility: Determining whether youth are eligible to participate in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth program involves multiple factors including age, school status, barriers to employment, and others. The resources on this page will help youth program practitioners, workforce development boards, partner organizations, and others better understand the eligibility requirements for the youth program.
  • Expanding Apprenticeship for Women: Whether working traditionally blue-collar jobs, or any of the more recently apprenticeable fields such as tech or healthcare, women are bringing a lot to the table.

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Thank You!

Sincerely,

The WorkforceGPS Team
Helping You Navigate to Success Today

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