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WorkforceGPS Newsletter

October 2017 Newsletter

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Happy October!

This month’s newsletter is packed with some exciting news—the launch of a new WorkforceGPS feature, an upcoming WIOA youth technical assistance (TA) event series, and some promising practices concerning apprenticeship.


WorkforceGPS Is Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level; Chat (Beta Version) Now Available!

We know you’ve been in love with WorkforceGPS for a while now, and things are getting pretty serious. That’s why we’re taking things to the next level and introducing you to Chat.

What is it?

WorkforceGPS Chat (Beta Version) is our new peer-to-peer connection feature, allowing instantaneous communication (emojis included) between WorkforceGPS members who are online .

Things to Know:

  • WorkforceGPS members can now see who’s online and available for chat in the Member Directory.
  • Chat allows instantaneous communication across all devices for up to 5 people.
  • Communities of Practice and Collections can organize live scheduled chats (think instant messaging meets discussion boards) for up to 100 members.

How does it work?

If you experience any trouble using the new feature, please take advantage of our Help page.

We encourage you to check out our new feature and continue connecting to your peers as you navigate to success!


Youth Services Team to Hold WIOA TA Series

Next week, on October 24th and 25th, the Youth Services Team within the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) will host a series of webinars entitled, "Our Journey Together: The WIOA Youth Program Technical Assistance (TA) Series." These four events will support the workforce system in their programming efforts to improve outcomes for youth. You can access more information about the series and sign up to attend the kick-off here, as well as find links to register for the other three events. Please make sure to register for all four events!


New Resource: Promising Practices in Expanding Apprenticeship

The WorkforceGPS Team knows that workforce, education, business, and other partners are looking to apprenticeship as a proven talent development strategy that allows workers to earn while they learn and companies to grow a pipeline of skilled workers. In 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor provided grants to support 37 states in this work. States are using grant funds to deepen business engagement, build and diversify the pipeline of apprentices, and integrate apprenticeship into workforce development, economic development, and educational systems. Learn about innovations in each of these areas in these just released apprenticeship promising practices.  


Stay talkative!




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April 04, 2018

2017 Youth Resource Connections Newsletters



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October 23, 2017

Our Journey Together: The WIOA Youth Program Technical Assistance (TA) Series Kick-off

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October 23, 2017

WIOA Youth Eligibility Live Question and Answer Session

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October 24, 2017

Coming Together at the Table-The Power of Youth Committees to Convene, Coordinate and Collectively

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October 24, 2017

WIOA Youth Performance Accountability

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November 08, 2017

WIOA Wednesday - Effectiveness in Serving Employers - Another Look



October 05, 2017

Using Storytelling to Share Your Program Successes

September 27, 2017

Building Evidence: The America’s Promise Job-Driven Grant Program Evaluation

September 24, 2017

Best Practices for Adopting or Implementing Updated EEO Regulations


Thank You!


The WorkforceGPS Team
Helping You Navigate to Success Today

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration