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WorkforceGPS Newsletter

October 2021

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Workplace Mental Health and Wellness

The pandemic has had a major impact on the mental health and wellness of individuals in the workplace. Many lost their jobs either temporarily or permanently, and have had to balance the need to support children at home in remote school or other family obligations. Throughout the month of October, WorkforceGPS will be highlighting resources and in supporting workers in this “new normal” workplace that we now live in.

National Apprenticeship Week is Coming!

NAPW weekU.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh has designated November 15 - 21 as 2021 National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), an annual event which has, for the past seven years, celebrated apprenticeship as a way of enabling workers to earn while they learn. Since its launch in 2015, NAW has prompted more than 5,000 events and 700 proclamations and has attracted upwards of 470,000 attendees across the country. This year’s celebration furthers the DOL’s commitment to President Biden’s infrastructure plan for creating jobs that will make America more competitive and expand opportunities to workers from marginalized communities.

Visit the NAW page on apprenticeship.gov for the latest resources, such as a NAW factsheet, mailer, and editable flyers. Please use the links provided there to register your events and proclamations, share the mailer, factsheet, and flyers with partners, and use #NAW2021 across social channels to share photos and proclamations – which will be linked to the Department’s social media. Finally, visit the Communities page on WorkforceGPS and check out the Apprenticeship-focused Communities to learn from your peers on how to implement successful Apprenticeship programs.

New Community--Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap

CSG logoThe U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Community: Apprenticeships: Closing the Skills Gap (CSG). This community includes important resources for this H-1B grant program in support of the grantees’ success, and is designed to provide CSG grantees with a central place to interact with grant peers, and access technical assistance and resources to support the implementation of their grant projects. Even if you are not a grantee, check it out. The resources on this new community are intended to assist in supporting quality apprenticeship programs.

Strategies to Improve Case Management

note-words-case-managementEnhanced case management can help public workforce system practitioners serve their customers more effectively. To this end, the following resources in Workforce System Strategies provide programmatic evidence to demonstrate the value of a state’s internet-based employment services system, the provision of case management support of aspiring business owners, and case management models for justice-involved adults and young adults.

Quarterly Workforce System Results Report

hand-woman-holding-pen The Program Year (PY) 2020 Quarter 4 (Q4) Quarterly Workforce System Results (QWSR) Report was published to the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Performance website on Wednesday, September 29th. The report aligns data elements and definitions and ensures data comparability of common performance measures across several ETA programs. It serves as a starting point for further inquiry and analysis of program performance and provides easy-to-understand performance information about common WIOA performance measures. For more information, please view the report for program data and success stories for the quarter ending March 31, 2021.




September 03, 2021

Credentials: What They Are, Who Defines Them, and the Role They Play in Apprenticeship and WIOA


September 14, 2021

Disability & Employment Boot Camp Summary


September 17, 2021

Workforce System Insights into Diversifying the Workforce for Underrepresented Communities


October 04, 2021

The Public Workforce System's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic




October 06, 2021

Voices of Experience: Youth Work Experience


October 13, 2021

Refresher: WIOA Title I and III Annual Statewide Performance Report Narrative


October 19, 2021

Tribal Consultation for WIOA Effectiveness in Serving Employers Indicator Proposed Rulemaking

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November 16, 2021

New Users of CareerOneStop



September 29, 2021

Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grants Success Factors: Revisited for Year Two Success

September 28, 2021

Participant Outreach, Recruitment and Support

March 03, 2021

Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants Orientation

September 22, 2021

Performance Accountability and Reporting for State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity, and Innovation

September 14, 2021

How Workforce Systems Can Leverage Bank Resources to Enhance the Lives of Low- and Moderate

September 08, 2021

Agricultural Upgrade Training with National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP)

September 08, 2021

An Overview of the American Rescue Plan: Child Tax Credit for Workforce Development Practitioners

September 07, 2021

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) PIRL Revisions 2021

Thank You!


The WorkforceGPS Team
Helping You Navigate to Success Today

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration