U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

JPTA

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TDC

ISSUE DATE

March 4, 1994

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 39-93
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
 
FROM : BARBARA ANN FARMER
Administrator
for Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : Announcement of JTPA Summer Enrichment Training Sites and Schedule

  1. Purpose. To provide JTPA Liaisons with information on the upcoming Summer Enrichment Training Sessions.

  2. References. None

  3. Background. In May of 1993, the Center for Human Resources (CHR) at Brandeis University, under a contract with the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), provided training to States and service delivery areas (SDA's) to improve the quality of their summer programs. This year ETA has obtained assistance from KRA Corporation as well as CHR at Brandeis University to provide training on work-based and classroom-based strategies for summer enrichment that were field tested last summer.

  4. Training. Summer Enrichment Training will be provided to the JTPA community to assist SDA's to enrich their summer youth programs with activities that will maintain and increase young people's basic education skill levels, add new job skills to young peoples' repertoires, integrate work and learning, and expose young people to new work experiences that foster job interests. Lessons learned during the summer of 1993 will be incorporated into the training. This training is designed to focus directly on youth program practitioners, rather than as train-the-trainer sessions.

    The training team will consist of representatives from vKRA Corporation and Brandeis University, as well as representatives from SDA's that operated work-based and classroom-based strategies for summer enrichment last year.

    The training sessions will be conducted for three full days. The schedule and geographical location for each training site are as follows:

         Regions Covered       Location                 Date
    
    
         I, II, III, IV      Washington, DC         March 28-31, 1994
    
    
         VIII, IX, X         San Francisco, CA      April 12-14, 1994
    
    
         V, VI, VII          Chicago, IL            April 26-28, 1994

    The Washington, D.C., meeting will begin at noon on Monday, March 28 and end at noon on Thursday, March 31. All other sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday and end at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.

  5. Participants. Attached is a listing of State and SDA training slot allocations. The slot distribution was based on the number of SDA's in each State. Due to the limited number of slots, we encourage that State staff be limited to one per State to allow for a larger SDA participation level. Since there are fewer slots available than there are SDA's, we ask that States identify those SDA representatives that they feel could benefit most from this type of academic enrichment training.

    If the number of slots allotted is insufficient to meet the needs of your SDA's, please indicate on the appropriate space on the registration form. If additional slots become available, KRA will contact you directly. Additional slots will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis, with priority being given to larger States.

    In addition to participants from States and SDA's, representatives from the Regional Offices will also attend.

  6. Logistics. Training sessions are being provided to the attendees free of charge. However, represented agencies and organizations must bear the cost of travel, lodging, and per diem. See the attached registration form for information on hotel accommodations. Participants should make their hotel reservations directly with the hotel. They should identify themselves as being with the KRA/Department of Labor meeting.

  7. Action Required. JTPA State Liaisons are to submit the attached registration form to KRA by the date indicated.

  8. Inquiries. Inquiries may be directed to Latifa Johnson at (202) 219-5229.

  9. Attachments.

    1. State/SDA slot allocation list;

    2. Registration form. (NOTE: Item(s) not available to DMS)