WorkforceGPS Newsletter

November 2017 Newsletter

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Happy November!

November is a busy one, and in this month’s newsletter, you’ll find information and updates on critical happenings—including National Apprenticeship Week, Veterans Day, and Native American Heritage Month—as well as a reminder about our newly launch WorkforceGPS feature, Chat (Beta Version).


National Apprenticeship Week: November 13 – 19, 2017

Mark your calendars! Next week— November 13 - 19, 2017—is the third annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW).

NAW is a nationwide opportunity for the workforce system and leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners to express their support for apprenticeship by showcasing their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. All week and across the country, there will be a series of industry-led events that provide opportunities to educate youth, school systems, parents, job seekers, employers, local communities, and states on the significant benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.

To find out more about NAW, check out this fact sheet, and for more information or to register or find an event near you, click here.


Veterans Day: November 11

With Veterans Day observed this Saturday, November 11th, the WorkforceGPS Team would like to introduce you to Veterans’ Priority,  a centralized collection of information for Veterans’ programs, policies, and initiatives, which primarily affect the Wagner-Peyser and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) employment and training programs.  Veterans’ Priority gives workforce professionals a key resource for  information on the job market, education & training programs, grants, legislation, and various other publications and articles related to the community’s specific issues.

To visit this collection today, click here.


November: Native American Heritage Month

November is officially recognized as a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. To learn more, visit the Indian and Native American Programs Community of Practice.


Reminder: WorkforceGPS Chat Now Available

Nearly a month ago, WorkforceGPS announced the launch of Chat (beta version), our new peer-to-peer connection feature that allows instantaneous communication (emojis included) between WorkforceGPS members who are online.  Remember, in order to use Chat, you need to be a registered member of WorkforceGPS with a public profile, which opts you into the Member Directory. If you haven’t given Chat a try yet, we encourage you to log in and start connecting. 


We’d also like to take a minute to wish you an early happy Thanksgiving, from our WorkforceGPS family to yours.


Stay grateful!

Featured Content

  • American Job Centers Customer Flow Scenarios: Youth Customer Flow Scenarios Now Available:  Three new stories demonstrate the flow of welcoming and guiding a young person to the appropriate staff member in order to ensure high quality American Job Center (AJC) service is provided to all youth.
  • Eligible Training Provider Sponsor Fact Sheet: This fact sheet is a great resource for Registered Apprenticeship sponsors interested in joining the WIOA Eligible Training Provider List in their state or region.
  • A Quick-Start Toolkit: Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs: This toolkit provides steps and resources to start and register an apprenticeship program. Whether you're a business or labor organization, an industry association or another kind of workforce intermediary, a community college or the public workforce system, or a community-based or service organization, we invite you to use this toolkit to Explore, Partner, Build, Register and launch your Registered Apprenticeship program.
  • Reference Guide for Military Spouses: Important information for military spouses about Veteran Preference in the workforce.

Upcoming Public Events

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Thank You!


The WorkforceGPS Team
Helping You Navigate to Success Today

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment & Training Administration
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