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WorkforceGPS Newsletter

September 2020

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National Workforce Development Month

zoom-newsletter.pngChallenging times will spark innovation and change. As we recognize September as National Workforce Development Month, we also recognize the public workforce system has been pressed hard to adapt quickly to current environment.  While simultaneously providing millions of out of work individuals with unemployment benefits and assistance to businesses, our system is reimagining how we can provide services with so many American Job Centers temporarily closed.  The rise of virtual or appointment only services is only one of many changes that the system will adapt to as we learn to be more agile in providing services.  The goal of WorkforceGPS is to help share best practices on new ways of delivering services and technical assistance to the system as you navigate our new normal.  This month, we will highlight several examples under Featured Resources below.

New Communities

Scaling Apprentiship-thumbnail_newsletter.pngH-1B Scaling Apprenticeship Community:

The H-1B Scaling Apprenticeship through Sector-Based Strategies grant program supports sector-based approaches to expanding apprenticeship on a national scale and increases apprenticeship opportunities for all Americans.  This virtual community is designed to provide Scaling Apprenticeship grantees with a place to interact with your grant peers and access the latest program technical assistance and resources designed to help you successfully implement your grant.


Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grants (YARG) Community: YAR-Newsletter.png

In July 2020, the Employment and Training Administration awarded its Youth Apprenticeship Readiness grants to 14 organizations throughout the country.  This funding will increase participation of youth, ages 16 to 24, in new or existing Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) in industries including manufacturing, information technology, cybersecurity, and healthcare.  The Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grants (YARG) Community has been created for YARG grantees and is open to the workforce community.  This platform will be used to collaborate, knowledge-share, and access information on how to utilize traditional, alternative, and non-traditional schools as well as programs serving out-of-school youth, school boards, workforce boards, employers, workforce partners, and other apprenticeship intermediaries to partner, develop and establish new, or expand existing, apprenticeship models and programs for youth.  Join this Community to learn more!  

Building Workforce Development Professionals' Capacity for Research and Evaluation

act on evidence.pngIn times of economic instability, it is even more important to implement proven workforce development approaches. But how can we know if our program or initiative is effective?  The Workforce Systems Strategies community of practice includes three foundational research and evaluation resources to help answer this question.  Learn about using evidenced-based practices, advancing evidence-based decision-making, and applying research methodologies to assess your programs’ effectiveness.  Click on the links that follow to expand your understanding of research and evaluation!




August 13, 2020

Pathway to Recovery Quick Start Action Planner


August 13, 2020

Returning to Work in the Future of Work


March 09, 2018

Workforce System Strategies Staff Picks


July 23, 2020

Labor Market Information (LMI): Supporting Career Services


August 17, 2020

Building an Inclusive Workforce


August 28, 2020

Visualizing Vulnerable Jobs Across America


January 25, 2021

Virtual and Remote Learning and Service Resources




September 11, 2020

Subpart F - Part 2 Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule


September 14, 2020

Subpart G Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule


September 16, 2020

Subpart H Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule


September 18, 2020

Subpart I Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule



September 08, 2020

Subpart F - Part 1 Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule

September 04, 2020

Subpart E Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule

September 02, 2020

Subpart D Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule

August 31, 2020

Subpart C Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule

August 28, 2020

Subpart B Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule

August 26, 2020

Subpart A Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule

August 26, 2020

VETS Apprenticeship Pilot Overview

August 24, 2020

Walkthrough Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule

August 20, 2020

Early Lessons from H-1B Scaling Apprenticeships through Sector Strategies Grantees

August 19, 2020

Youth Apprenticeship Readiness - Grantee Orientation

August 18, 2020

Data Integrity Technical Assistance Tool: Quarterly Report Analysis for WIOA Titles I and III

August 12, 2020

Equitable Distribution & the Senior Community Service Employment Program, What does all that mean?

August 05, 2020

State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE) 2020 Grantee Orientation

August 04, 2020

Options and Benefits: RAP and IRAP Apprenticeship Models

July 30, 2020

America's Promise: Apprenticeships in Action

July 29, 2020

Overview: Validating Required Performance Data Submitted by DOL Grantees

Thank You!


The WorkforceGPS Team
Helping You Navigate to Success Today

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration