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WorkforceGPS Newsletter

May 2022

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Happy 6th Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary 6It’s our 6th Anniversary here at WorkforceGPS and we are glad you are a registered user of our website. The purpose of WorkforceGPS—an online technical assistance website that helps build the capacity of America's public workforce investment system—continues to be more important than ever.

Over the past six years we have grown in both users—over 100,000--and diversity of content and continue to host hundreds of useful webinars each year. In addition, new content is posted daily that includes resources, promising practices, and relevant evidence-based research, all with the goal of giving you the tools you need to assist you in doing your job.

One of the major sections of WorkforceGPS are the Communities which offer you the chance to find resources on specific topics, programs, or initiatives—all while engaging with peers matters that most interest you. We currently have over 40 Communities that include several Department of Labor grantees that provide and promote interaction between grant colleagues. Some of the Communities serve as a centralized source of information on performance reporting or evaluation or funding programs that serve specific groups such as Veterans, Indian & Native Americans, and Job Corps. Each week during the month of May we will be highlighting these Communities.

As we look ahead into our sixth year, we look forward to continuing to provide you with a wealth of useful resources. Thank you for your continued interest and support and let us know how we can be of additional assistance by sending us an email at support@workforcegps.org.

New Apprenticeship-Workforce Development System Alignment Resources

Coworker Expanding the scope and scale of modern apprenticeship requires exponential growth in the number of Registered Apprenticeship Programs and apprentices. To achieve growth of this magnitude, apprenticeship teams need access to businesses and potential apprentices at scale, as well as federal and state funding to support apprentice success and business startup of Registered Apprenticeship Programs. The workforce development system can provide that. A new resource, Aligning the Registered Apprenticeship and Workforce Development Systems, helps state apprenticeship teams and workforce development system partners understand the structure of each other's work and explore strategies to strengthen alignment.

In related news, a new landing page on our Apprenticeship Community compiles and makes it easier to find this and many other resources on WorkforceGPS that support state efforts to better align Registered Apprenticeship with workforce development and educational systems.

Women of YouthBuild: How YouthBuild Uniquely Champions Women

wiyThe YouthBuild Office has created a video that features women from U.S. Department of Labor programs -- including staff, current participants, and alumnae -- sharing how YouthBuild has impacted their career pathway journeys. YouthBuild uniquely champions women through career exploration, partnerships, support, mentoring, leadership, and education. The video was funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Reentry Employment Resources

second-chance-month-newsletterThroughout the month of April, the Reentry Employment Opportunities (REO) Community highlighted resources and tools for the reentry population and service providers. This coincided with the celebration of Second Chance Month in April where the focus was on the importance of reentry and the individuals, communities and agencies who contribute to making reentry safe and successful. Check out this page to access a number of resources that have been created to assist individuals as they return to the workforce.

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FEATURED CONTENT

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April 27, 2022

Accelerating Connections to Employment

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May 19, 2022

2022 JCCP Success Story Archive

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April 28, 2022

State Co-Enrollment Resources

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April 22, 2022

Green Buildings Career Map

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April 25, 2022

Apprenticeship Connections Newsletter

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UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS

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May 05, 2022

Masterclass Series: Applying Digital Age Practices and Tools

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May 10, 2022

State Promising Practice: Indiana Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) On-the-Job Training (OJT) Pilot

NAWDP 2022 Annual Conference

May 16, 2022

The Stakes are High - Workforce Reimagined 38th Annual Conference

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RECENT PUBLIC EVENTS

May 02, 2022

National Small Business Week 4-Day Virtual Summit

April 28, 2022

Youth Apprenticeship Access and Success in Rural Communities

April 27, 2022

Building Effective Partnerships with Continuums of Care to Increase Housing Options

April 26, 2022

State Promising Practice: Pennsylvania's Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program Partnerships

April 26, 2022

Using Systems Mapping to Build Institutional Capacity for Sustainable Change

April 26, 2022

Equity in Focus: Investing in Childcare Careers

April 25, 2022

RESEA Program Strategies: State and Local Implementation

April 21, 2022

Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Workforce System Partnerships

April 20, 2022

Overview Webinar: Providing Access to Voting Through the American Job Center Network

April 20, 2022

Countdown to Pell Reinstatement: Getting Ready for Pell Reinstatement in 2023

April 20, 2022

Sustaining Your Job Corps Scholars Program

April 20, 2022

Connecting to the Public Workforce System: An Introduction for Youth Service Providers

April 12, 2022

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Administrative Collection of States (TAAACS) Initial Insights

April 05, 2022

Valuing Individuals' Career-Ready Competencies Through Skills-Based Hiring

April 05, 2022

Implementing Green Initiatives at YouthBuild Programs

March 30, 2022

Understanding and Accessing DOL-Funded Employment and Training Programs for New Arrivals

Thank You!

Sincerely,

The WorkforceGPS Team
Helping You Navigate to Success Today

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration