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WorkforceGPS Newsletter

November 2019

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Happy Fall

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, creating two out of every three new jobs in America.  The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) allows local workforce systems to support youth and adults gain the entrepreneurial skills necessary to engage in work as an entrepreneur.  This month we highlight resources that amplify entrepreneurship as a service strategy.

WIOA Qualifying Activities Supporting Entrepreneurship

WIOA qualifying activities supporting entrepreneurship include skills and education training; career awareness and counseling; and services providing labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors.

WorkforceGPS is full of successful practices, tools and webinars that highlight the various work-based learning strategies. We have gathered many of these resources in one location, taken from a number of communities including ApprenticeshipInnovation and Opportunity Network, LMI Central, and the Self-Employment Assistance Center. Additional resources are constantly being added as this approach to learning becomes more and more recognized as a win-win for the individual and the employer.

Supporting and fostering a culture of self-employment assistance (SEA) and entrepreneurship is an important priority for the public workforce system. The following Workforce System Strategies resources provide insights relating to effectively initiating and supporting this priority, including:

Services to Veterans

Veterans’ Day may be November 11, but veterans and eligible spouses receive priority of service every day for all Department of Labor (DOL)-funded job training programs, including WIOA programs.  To make sure that these servicemen and women  receive these important services, DOL has developed several resources that provide easy access to career exploration tools, training, and jobs.  WorkforceGPS has created a resource page that is designed to provide links and information for workforce development professionals regarding services to veterans and their spouses.

Military Spouse Resource Center

Compared to civilians, military spouses are 10 times more likely to have moved to a new state in the last year due to military relocation. For those who work in licensed occupations it can be time-consuming and costly to obtain licensure in a new state. The Military Spouse Resource Center is a collection of resources addresses a range of employment challenges and links to organizations that provide support to military spouses and families; including education and business development.




January 31, 2020

BLS Apps for the Occupational Outlook Handbook and Local Data are Now Available


June 25, 2021

Example Apprenticeship Standards and Work Processes


February 05, 2021

Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL) - **AMENDED 2020**


September 24, 2020

Ten-Year Employment Projections and the Occupational Outlook Handbook


October 21, 2019

Voices of Experience: Video on Local One-Stop Partnerships


November 06, 2020

Wagner-Peyser ES and UI - Supporting the Reemployment of UI Claimants


January 21, 2022

WIOA Unified and Combined State Plan Resources




November 07, 2019

SMART 3.0 Series: Records Management and Closeout


November 12, 2019

SMART 3.0 Series: Personnel: Compensation, Systems, and Policies


November 14, 2019

SMART 3.0 Series: Cost Allocation Plans and Indirect


November 19, 2019

SMART 3.0 Series: Property Management: Supplies, Equipment and Intangible Property



October 17, 2019

SMART 3.0 Series: Payments and Cash Management

October 15, 2019

SMART 3.0 Series: Procurement and Contract Administration

October 10, 2019

Partnering with Conservation Corps for Out-of-School Youth and Young Adult Outcomes

October 08, 2019

SMART 3.0 Series: Budget Management and Grant Modifications

October 03, 2019

SMART 3.0 Series: Financial Management: Procedures and Internal Controls

October 01, 2019

SMART 3.0 Series: Subrecipient Management and Oversight

October 01, 2019

Incorporating National Service into Your Construction Plus Programming and Placement

September 27, 2019

Conversation about Youth Individual Service Strategies

September 26, 2019

SMART 3.0 Series: Uniform Guidance: Cost Principles and Cost Classification

September 24, 2019

SMART 3.0 Series: ETA Grant Management Overview - Readiness Assessment

Thank You!


The WorkforceGPS Team
Helping You Navigate to Success Today

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration