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

CLASSIFICATION

Capacity Building

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TDCR

ISSUE DATE

March 27, 1995

RESCISSIONS

 

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 11-94, CHANGE 1
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WAGNER-PEYSER ADMINISTERING AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
 
FROM : BARBARA ANN FARMER
Administrator
for Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : Appointment of Capacity Building Panel of Experts

  1. Purpose. To advise the employment and training community of the appointment of the Capacity Building Panel of Experts.

  2. References. Training and Employment Information Notice (TEIN) No. 49-93, Capacity Building Strategy Paper; and TEIN No. 11-94, "Consultation with our Customers."

  3. Background. TEIN No. 11-94, dated November 4, 1994, discussed the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) intention to conduct an extensive "consultation process" to strengthen the understanding of the technical assistance and training needs of the Nation's employment and training system. This effort will help build the system's capacity to better meet the needs of its participant and employer customers.

  4. Panel of Experts. As part of the capacity building consultation process, Technical Assistance and Training Corporation (TATC), the contractor engaged to assist in this effort, has convened a Panel of Experts to provide guidance and oversight to the entire capacity-building consultation project and related efforts.

    The Panel was selected through a collaborative process, with key facets of the employment and training system. TATC solicited input from ETA's Regional Offices, public interest groups, community-based organizations, States, local employment and training agencies and other stakeholders as to the optimal make-up of this panel.

    Over one hundred nominations were received. In January 1995, thirty-four (34) panel members were chosen by a committee of stakeholders to represent Federal, State and Local interests. A list of panelists is attached as well as a preliminary statement of the panel's roles and responsibilities.

    The Panel held its first meeting on March 8, 1995 in Washington, DC. The meeting provided an opportunity for members to become acquainted and to discuss key capacity building issues such as: critical front-line staff training and technical assistance needs; training development/delivery methods; how to identify, validate, disseminate and replicate model programs and practices; and electronic communication networks. Additional meetings of the Panel will be held over the coming months.

  5. Action. Recipients of this TEIN are requested to inform Service Delivery Areas, Substate Areas, One-Stop implementation States, Employment Service Directors and program administrators of the appointment and membership of the Panel of Experts.

  6. Inquiries. Questions on this TEIN should be directed to Elaine Kolodny or Dolores Hall-Beran in the Office of Employment and Training Programs on (202) 219-5229. Questions regarding the Panel of Experts should be directed to Michael Kirsch or Carole McCarthy at TATC on 202-408-8282.

  7. Attachments.

    (A) Panel of Experts Mailing List; and

    (B) Panel Roles and Responsibilities.