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WorkforceGPS Newsletter

January 2022

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Access and Opportunities

Happy New Year! With the arrival of 2022, our work continues to evolve; we continue to find ways to break down service barriers while simultaneously providing pathways to means.  Acknowledging these efforts of the system, the WorkforceGPS overarching theme for 2022 is “Access and Opportunities.”

For this first month of 2022, we focus on literacy and the importance of providing our customers with assistance and services so they can successfully apply and obtain a job, and ultimately a career. With so many jobs now switching to more technology-based platforms, digital literacy is becoming increasingly important in many fields of work. Customers need basic digital skills training in addition to traditional training to become and remain viable in today's economy. This impacts the services of the publicly-funded workforce system. We must transform how we provide services to our customers--both jobseekers and employers. It's an ever-changing world and WorkforceGPS has been on the forefront these past several years in providing technical assistance and resources through our webinars and other types of content, giving you easy access to the information you need to help your customers. You can rest assured that we will continue to evolve within our changing environment along with you as we look forward to the coming year.

2021 WorkforceGPS Webinar Stats

The year 2021 was a busy year for webinars on WorkforceGPS. Here are just a few statistics from last year:

Webinar stats 2021

  
Literacy: Improving Participants’ Foundational and Digital Skills

literacy-word-on-red-keyboard-button overlay-newsletterWorkforce System Strategies has three resources that highlight the importance of literacy skills—including digital literacy—to jobseekers and the workforce. Click on the links below for promising practices to help workers in the service industry improve their literacy and numeracy skills; lessons about digital literacy from interviews with business leaders, workforce and education practitioners, and public officials; and a recent report’s findings on digital literacy gaps with recommendations for addressing them.

December 2021 Issue of the Research and Evaluation Now Available on the EvalHub!

EvalHub_Statcked newsletterThis issue includes two reports on registered apprenticeships, a description of the new Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments page on the Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research website, and a logic model that illustrates how evidence can drive improvement in agency processes. A new resource on the EvalHub, What the Evidence Says About Employer Engagement, is also featured along with upcoming events. Read more on the Research & Evaluation Notes page in the EvalHub.

State Monitoring & Oversight Materials

Monitoring Thumbnail-newsletterThe Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) National Oversight and Monitoring Training Series for State Agencies has launched a National Oversight and Monitoring Training Series for State Agencies. The training series was developed as a direct result of feedback from states across the country about the need for training on monitoring and oversight. Originally, ETA planned in-person delivery of this training however, given the Pandemic, we transitioned to a series of virtual sessions. The series is designed as a combination of pre-recorded, live sessions, and Podcasts. Each session highlights a different key element of grants oversight and monitoring.


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FEATURED CONTENT

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December 15, 2021

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Apprenticeship

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December 21, 2021

How Can Career Navigators/Counselors Affect the Success of Jobseekers?

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January 24, 2022

Performance Technical Assistance Resources - Apprenticeships: Closing the Skills Gap

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UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS

NAWB Forum

April 11, 2022

The Forum - Sponsored by NAWB

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February 15, 2022

Career Assessment Toolkit

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January 20, 2022

Technical Assistance to Meet Equity Goals in WIOA Youth Programs

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RECENT PUBLIC EVENTS

December 08, 2021

TAA/DW Co-Enrollment: It's the Law and It's Doable - A Texas Case Study

December 09, 2021

Effective Recruitment Strategies

December 09, 2021

State Apprenticeship Expansion Acceleration Strategies

December 15, 2021

Finding and Sharing Open Educational Resources for Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants

December 06, 2021

Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program Bidders' Conference

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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