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WorkforceGPS Newsletter

January 2021

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Adapting to Change

adapt-word-cube-on-wood-background.pngOur work is not done.  The challenging times of 2020 will roll into the new year and so with that mind, our 2021 overarching theme is “Adapting to Change.” The impact of the pandemic on how our workforce system conducts business has forced all of us to rethink, reimagine, and implement many “Future of Work” ideas.  In 2021, we look to highlight how workforce professionals across the country have addressed the challenges of changes in policy, procedures, and processes to cope with the new reality.  The pandemic has had a dramatic effect on how we do our jobs and underscored how important our services are for jobseekers and businesses.

WorkforceGPS remains the Employment and Training Administration’s primary communications website for the technical assistance support you rely on to meet the needs of your customers.  It also helps you, the publicly-funded workforce system, to communicate with each other thru Communities, Member Directory, and chat features.  Throughout this and coming years, we will continue to build and expand our capabilities to support the needs of the public workforce system professionals like you.

Evaluation Toolkit: Key Elements for State Workforce Agencies

time-rethink-reassess-revaluate-plan-approach.pngAs state workforce development leaders continue to adjust to and rethink the best path forward in these uncertain economic times, they need evidence-based information for informed decisions.  The recently updated Evaluation Toolkit provides state leaders an accessible and practical “how-to” guide for understanding, designing, and implementing workforce program evaluations.  The toolkit’s six sections and appendices offer wide-ranging information, including how to design evaluations, to determine who will conduct evaluations, and to present interim and final study findings. Download and read the updated toolkit now to help your state make the best decisions to serve your stakeholders.

Youth Voice Webinar Celebrates Success

young-happy-faces.pngOn Wednesday, December 9, 2020, ETA’s Division of Youth Services held a very informative listening session: Youth Voice: How Workforce Development Programming Best Supports Me! Current and former participants of the WIOA Youth program from across the country shared their views on what makes for a successful youth workforce experience.  Among the many topics discussed were dedicated staff, work experience opportunities, leadership development, community service and civic engagement, workforce preparation, entrepreneurship, and others. If you missed this event, you can still listen to the recording by clicking here.

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FEATURED CONTENT

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December 14, 2020

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act - State Map

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November 16, 2020

The Overlooked Value of Certificates and Associate's Degrees

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December 28, 2020

Top Workforce System Strategies Evaluation Reports of 2020

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February 06, 2020

State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE) Grant Resources

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December 14, 2020

Employer Engagement Resources

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UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS

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January 08, 2021

Partner Discussion on the Exploration of a WIOA Holistic Case Management System

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January 13, 2021

Accessing and Using Data for RESEA Evaluations

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RECENT PUBLIC EVENTS

December 01, 2020

WIPS Training Number 1: Apprenticeship Grants WIPS Overview

December 02, 2020

Discussing Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Projections and COVID-19

December 03, 2020

WIPS Training Number 2: Introduction to WIPS

December 07, 2020

National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) 2020 Virtual Youth Symposium

December 08, 2020

Scaling Apprenticeship Grantee Recruitment and Retention

December 08, 2020

WIPS Training Number 3: A Deeper Dive: The Apprenticeship PIRL & Schema, Valid Values & Logic Rules

December 09, 2020

Youth Listening Session "Youth Voice: How Workforce Development Programming Best Supports Me!"

December 09, 2020

National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Technical Assistance: Performance Reporting

December 10, 2020

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Final Rule: Work-Based Learning

December 10, 2020

WIPS Training Number 4: WIPS 101

December 10, 2020

ETA State Board Governance Training - Governance Opportunities

December 14, 2020

Implementing Priority of Service Provisions for Most in Need Individuals in the WIOA Adult Program

December 15, 2020

TAA Final Rule: Employment & Case Management Services Funds Flexibilities

December 15, 2020

WIPS Training Number 5: Troubleshooting & Remaining Questions

December 16, 2020

Learning and Leading: Service Delivery to Job Seekers in a Virtual Environment

December 16, 2020

Eligible Training Provider (ETP) Series Part 2: Performance and New Website

December 17, 2020

Placement and Follow-Up: Aligning Participants and Partners for Career Pathway Success

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Thank You!

Sincerely,

The WorkforceGPS Team
Helping You Navigate to Success Today

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration