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June 2019 Newsletter

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June 2019

By now, we hope you have had a chance to check out the new look for WorkforceGPS. We call it a makeover.

The first thing you’ll notice on WorkforceGPS.org is that it looks better than ever.  We made the website navigation more intuitive and the visuals sharper.  But the new WorkforceGPS.org got more than just a makeover.  The changes made are all based on feedback from you—the users of the site.  These changes include:

  • a simplified interface;
  • an easier log-in;
  • an improved and streamlined search function that allows you to sort results by title, relevance, newness, or popularity, and you can customize other search criteria; and
  • an easier way to navigate, search and find your peers on the Member Directory.

Check out this short video that highlights the changes to the site.  We are excited about these new features and look forward to your feedback!


Justice-involved/Reentry for Youth Resources

Finding your first job can be challenging.  However, entering or re-entering the workforce after spending time in the justice system as a young person is even more difficult.  Studies show that successful transition into the workforce is a positive step for both individuals and communities. There are many organizations, programs, and resources available to assist in this process.  WorkforceGPS has two communities — YouthConnections and Reentry Employment Opportunities that focus on these type of programs and resources.  We have also collected on one resource page, numerous resources, policies, webinars and organizations that are available to assist you in providing these important services to youth and young adults coming out of the justice system and succeeding in the workplace.

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Mythbusters 2.0

A few months ago we told you about the on-going effort by the Innovation and Opportunity Network (ION) Community’s Mythbusters 2.0 series that seeks to dispel myths about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and provide the true facts.  Eight new topics are now available, bringing the total to 14. New topics include:

Featured Content

  • TAACCCT Sustainability Toolkit: This toolkit is designed to support the sustainability of the programs and innovations developed by grantees through the Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Program.
  • Partnering to Serve Specific Youth Populations: Partnership is integral to the success of WIOA Youth programming. Partners are pieces of the puzzle which provide additional opportunities and resources for you youth in the WIOA programs. Here are resources created by the Division of Youth Services regarding partners.
  • Collaboration Opportunities: WIOA Youth and Vocational Rehabilitation Programs: This joint technical assistance document for WIOA Youth program and VR program staff is intended to provide a high-level overview of these two programs and to improve coordination of workforce preparation activities and employment services between these two programs. The document offers strategies and resources to increase collaboration between the State and local agencies under these two programs, as well as program providers, so they may more effectively serve youth with disabilities.
  • Effectiveness in Serving Employers: A Crosswalk for WIOA Title IV Employer Services: The Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education's Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), recently published an Effectiveness in Serving Employers for WIOA Title IV Employer Services Crosswalk.
  • Untapped: Redefining Hiring in the New Economy: Strategy for using credentialed education and training in high-demand industries to fill vacancies with workers without a four-year degree but possessing the necessary skills.

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Thank You!

Sincerely,

The WorkforceGPS Team
Helping You Navigate to Success Today

U.S. Department of Labor
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