Webinar / Webcast
Incorporating an equity lens into Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program implementation is critical to ensuring strong outcomes for youth. The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration held a webinar on January 20, 2022 which reviewed technical assistance resources developed to assist WIOA Youth programs in delivering comprehensive services to youth most in need.
Since the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is set to be reauthorized and new workforce investments are proposed under the Build Back Better plan, there is renewed opportunity to advance equity in the workforce. This issue brief highlights five principles for state and local leaders to consider in their work to advance WIOA’s goals while supporting Black job seekers and more fairly distributing economic opportunity. The principles were developed based on a July 2021 roundtable discussion with national and local workforce experts.
This scan describes recent and long-term economic and policy developments with relevance for the public workforce system. It focuses primarily on topics and trends related to the changing world of work and their implications for the public workforce system. Topics include broad economic trends and recent changes in employment and wages; changes to industries and occupations due to technology, automation, and the rise of the gig economy; growth in remote workforce system services; and Federal policy trends related to the public workforce system.
This set of resources identifies toolkits, tip sheets, webcasts, and other guidance on how to address partnerships for specific youth populations under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. These resources cover several topics, such as employer engagement, serving homeless and runaway youth, collaborative opportunities for vocational rehabilitation, serving youth in foster care or with juvenile records, rural youth, and partnerships with TANF.
Webinar / Webcast
The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) will host a webinar on January 8, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET which will discuss their process for exploring vendor capacity to develop a state level holistic case management system across Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) partner programs. WIOA requires that American Job Center (AJC) partners support aligning technology and data systems to improve service delivery.
Webinar / Webcast
The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) will host a webinar on December 14, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET which will cover the agency’s vision for implementation of the Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 07-20. The TEGL describes the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requirement that individuals who are basic skills deficient, low-income, or public assistance recipients must receive priority when receiving individualized career services training under the WIOA Adult program.
This toolkit offers steps on how the juvenile justice and workforce development systems can collaborate to serve youth with justice involvement. The toolkit includes a review of evidence-based practices in youth workforce development, an examination of how the public workforce system is funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), examples of how to utilize WIOA-funded services for better outcomes for youth with justice involvement, and steps that could be taken to form interagency partnerships between the juvenile justice and workforce development systems.
The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) offers a pre-recorded webinar series to provide an overview and introduction to workforce development for new professionals in the field. Curriculum components include: Workforce History; From WIA to WIOA; Policy Layers – How They Work Together and The Importance of Each; Programs and Expected Outcomes; What is LMI?; Working with Business Services; Communication; and Extreme Customer Service. All courses include quizzes and exams, and passing scores are required to attain a Certificate of Completion.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration manages the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) program, which provides grants to states to assist individuals receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. This set of resources provides updated information on operations, performance reporting, and guidance and tools for compliance with evidence-based requirements of the RESEA program.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration’s Division of Youth Services has produced a set of three webcasts to support the planning and implementation of WIOA youth programs. Webcast topics include: Employer Engagement; Partner Engagement (to include other non-employer stakeholders who offer supportive services and training to youth participants); and the Recruitment and Retention of Out-of-School Youth.