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WorkforceGPS Newsletter

November 2021

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November Theme: Work-Based Learning

Throughout the month of November, we will be focusing our attention to work-based learning (WBL) strategies and the many approaches that it can take, including apprenticeships, on-the-job training, internships, and mentorships. It used to be that apprenticeships were just in the construction and trade fields.

Now, more industries like health care, cybersecurity, information technology, and advanced manufacturing are adopting work-based learning approaches to training their employees. WorkforceGPS has a number of Communities including Apprenticeship, Apprenticeships: Closing the Skills Gap, State Apprenticeship Grants, Youth Apprenticeship Readiness, and others that feature work-based learning resources and successful practices. 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.

National Apprenticeship Week is Here!

Apprentice 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. 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, and to register your local events and activities around this important week.

Practitioners Guide to Support Services

support imageThe U.S. Department of Labor recently released a resource guide via Training and Employment Notice (TEN) 12-21 to workforce investment practitioners who assist jobseekers in finding and applying for financial assistance and other supportive services. Practitioners Guide to Supportive Services aims to assist workforce professionals quickly and accurately locate emergency and long-term resources for workforce program customers to gain economic stability. It includes information on rental assistance, supports for utilities and broadband, childcare, the child tax credit, earned income tax credit, nutrition and food security, health care resources, and legal aid among others

New Community of Practice - Job Corp Career Pathways

JCCP logoThe U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Job Corps, is pleased to announce the launch of a new Community: Job Corps Career Pathways (JCCP). This virtual community offers a repository and information exchange platform aimed at supporting lead organizations and their partners in the delivery of career technical training, personal and career counseling, employment counseling, supportive services, and job placement services for opportunity youth. Resources include webinar materials, resource library, success stories, fact sheets, research, and best practices to support program implementation. This Community is for multiple stakeholders, including Job Corps Scholars grantees, education entities, employer partners, workforce development service providers, and other workforce partners. Our platform facilitates information and knowledge sharing to foster collaboration around effective practices and service delivery to opportunity youth. It is designed to provide a central place to interact with grant peers and access technical assistance and resources to support grant implementation. Even if you are not a grantee, check out the resources and information provided in this Community.


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FEATURED CONTENT

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August 13, 2021

Rural Apprenticeships for Young People Challenges and Strategies for Success

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October 26, 2021

Work and Learning Success Plan

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November 17, 2021

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Apprenticeship

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December 01, 2021

Strategies for Workforce Recovery in Response to the Current Crisis

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December 01, 2021

Practitioner Insights for Equitable Recovery

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October 25, 2021

Reimagining Workforce Policy in The Age Of Disruption A Guide For Preparing The Future Workforce

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October 25, 2021

Equitable Transitions During Pandemic Disruptions

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UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS

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November 04, 2021

Benefits of Becoming an Employment Network (EN) for Workforce Systems Series - Part I

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November 10, 2021

Benefits of Becoming an Employment Network (EN) for Workforce Systems Series - Part II

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November 16, 2021

New Users of CareerOneStop

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RECENT PUBLIC EVENTS

October 26, 2021

Talent Forward: When You Lead on Talent, You Lead the World

October 26, 2021

RESEA Program and TAA Program Connections

October 26, 2021

Job Corps Scholars Eligibility Criteria - Low Income

October 20, 2021

CAREER New Grantee Orientation

October 19, 2021

Tribal Consultation for WIOA Effectiveness in Serving Employers Indicator Proposed Rulemaking

October 14, 2021

TAAACS: Filling out the 2021 Version

October 14, 2021

Promising Practices: for Successful Job Corps Scholars Program Implementation

October 13, 2021

Expanding Registered Apprenticeship Programs: Getting Your USDOL Applications Approved

October 13, 2021

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

October 06, 2021

Voices of Experience: Youth Work Experience

October 06, 2021

Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)

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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