Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:00 AM ~ 12:30 PM ET

Globalization has forced change in every region in the country and impacted every aspect of the U.S. economy. Maintaining America's competitive position in the global economy requires a workforce with post-secondary education credentials, a capacity to work in a high-technology environment, and the opportunity to engage in lifelong learning to keep pace with change.


Regional economies that connect talent, infrastructure and investment will be most successful in transforming new ideas and knowledge into advanced, high-quality products or services. The Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) current policies and strategic priorities reflect the new focus on the regional economy as the vortex of innovation and economic growth. Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 13-07 highlights workforce investment activities allowable under WIA in support of talent development strategies that drive state and regional economic growth. This webinar will be a discussion, followed by an opportunity for questions and answers, on the interpretation of sections of WIA that reference allowable activities and prohibitions related to economic development.


Gay Gilbert, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration