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October 2019

This month we focus our attention to work-based learning (WBL) strategies and the myriad of approaches that it can take.  The “premiere” version of WBL is apprenticeships that include a rigorous program of academic instruction and paid work experience.  But WBL can also include internships, on-the-job training, and mentorships. 

There is no one size fits all, and it all depends on the interests and abilities of the individual as well as the needs and commitment of the employer, coupled with the access to good educational resources.

WorkforceGPS is full of reports, successful practices, tools and webinars that highlight the various WBL strategies.  We have gathered many of these resources in one location, taken from a number of communities including Apprenticeship, Career Pathways, Innovation and Opportunity Network, Youth Connections, and others.  Additional resources are constantly being added as this strategy to learning becomes more and more recognized as a win-win for the individual and the employer.


Military Spouse License Recognition Resources

The U.S. Department of Labor has created resources to help military spouses, American Job Centers, and state licensing agencies understand and take advantage of recent military spouse licensing laws.  Resources include guides, talking points, and recorded webinars.  Visit the Military Spouse License Recognition Resources page to learn how your organization can support military spouses in licensed occupations today.

Featured Content

  • Cost Per Participant Tool - WIOA Annual Performance Report: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Annual Performance Report (ETA-9169) requires states to report on the cost per participant for participants receiving training services and for participants receiving career services. In June 2019, the Departments of Education and Labor made a non-material change to the ETA-9169 cost per participant calculations to clarify how the Departments are using the data submitted by states to calculate these measures.
  • Counties and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Understanding the Federal-State-Local workforce system and why it matters to counties.
  • National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWG) Performance Reporting Reference Guide: This is the National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWG) Performance Reporting Reference Guide, which is designed to provide DWG Grantees all the resources and information that they need related to Quarterly Performance Reporting. This guide highlights essential areas of performance accountability and reporting requirements for all DWG grantees.
  • Competency Model Resources for Career Pathway Development: Meaningful career pathways align education and training to industry-recognized credentials and competencies. How can you use a competency-based approach to meet the needs of your workforce and partner employers?
  • Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA): The Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) program is a grant program for states to assist individuals receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.
  • Voices of Experience: Podcast on Individuals with Disabilities: An expectation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is for the state and local programs which provide services to individuals with disabilities to engage in a cohesive strategic planning process with a focus on collaboration and support for competitive integrated employment.

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