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

CLASSIFICATION

JPTA

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TDCR

ISSUE DATE

July 13, 1995

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

September 30, 1995

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 02-95
 
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 : St. Louis Training Capability Conference

  1. Purpose. To publicize the local capacity-building conference to be held in St. Louis on August 14-16, 1995.

  2. References. TEIN 49-93, Capacity-Building Strategy Paper - "Building Tomorrow's Workforce".

  3. Background. A key objective of the ETA capacity-building strategy

    1. is to improve our program performance pertaining to our customers--both participants and employers--by strengthening the capability of the system's front-line staff. One approach supporting this objective is the encouragement of State and local training structures that will be able to deliver quality

    2. training for State and local staff in the employment and training community.

    3. As part of this approach, the Employment and Training Administration and the Missouri Training Institute are organizing a project which is designed to assist States and local programs interested in developing or strengthening their staff training capability.

  4. The Conference. The project will be "kicked-off" with a conference

    called "Organizing State and Local Capacity Building: A Hands On, How To Approach". The conference will be held in St. Louis, Missouri on August 14 through August 16 at the St. Louis Marriott Pavillion Hotel. A full two day agenda is planned to provide practical, usable guidance on "the care and feeding" of local staff training organizations. The presenters will be recruited from those States and local programs that are currently active in the provision of these staff development activities.

  5. Next Steps. Following the conference, Missouri Training Institute will be organizing "a peer-to-peer" consultation and technical assistance system for local training capability development. Again, the "consultants" will be drawn from those programs that have already introduced and are operating successful local training and staff development efforts.

  6. Action. We ask you to help us publicize this conference broadly in your area to those organizations and individuals who would be interested in and could benefit from attending the conference. Attached are a flyer describing the conference arrangements, a list of the topics to be covered, and a tentative agenda. Please copy and distribute these documents freely to potential attendees.

  7. Inquiries. Questions about the conference can be directed to Alan St. John at the Missouri Training Institute on (314) 882-2860 or Jim Zurer at ETA on (202) 219-5229.

  8. Attachments. The flyer announcing the meeting, the topics, and the agenda, as well as a copy of the "Dear Colleague" letter announcing the conference from Associate Assistant Secretary Josephine Nieves.

 

NOTE: Attachments not available to DMS