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WorkforceGPS Newsletter

December 2021

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2021: Adapting to Change

2021 was a year of ups and downs. When we decided this year’s annual theme “Adapting to Change,” little did we know how it would appropriately describe the year. Throughout 2021, the publicly-funded workforce system has risen to the occasion, providing services to individuals and employers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

While we all remain hopeful that we are nearing the end of the crisis phase, we are still dealing with worker shortages in many sectors and assisting individuals as they look for new careers and work situations. WorkforceGPS will continue to keep our finger on the pulse of the system and will do our best to provide you with the technical assistance resources you need to help you do your jobs and serve your customers.

 YouthBuild New and Top Resources for 2021

Word Cloud Thumbnail The Youthbuild Community has created a page that highlights the links to YouthBuild resources created in 2021 and the most popular resources of the year. These include white papers, tip sheets, webinars and webcasts, and resource pages focusing on work experience, virtual and hybrid learning, career pathways, staffing, and case management. Check it out!

 Resources to Support Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship copySmall 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 boards and agencies to support youth and adults gain the entrepreneurial skills necessary to engage in work as an entrepreneur. Each year, we highlight resources that amplify entrepreneurship as a service strategy. 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 provides a wide range of reports, successful practices, tools, and webinars that highlight the various work-based learning (WBL) strategies. We have gathered many of these resources in one location. Check them out here.

 WorkforceGPS Tools and Tips

Woman_Touching_Floating_WFGPS_Logo copyWorkforceGPS has created a number of tools, resources and tutorials that are available to our users to help you navigate the site more efficiently as well as get email updates when new content is posted in the areas that most interest you. Check out the Help Page to learn about these tools and sign up today!




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Thank You!


The WorkforceGPS Team
Helping You Navigate to Success Today

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration