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.
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.
WorkforceGPS Chat Now Available
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.