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

CLASSIFICATION

TDC

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TP

ISSUE DATE

October 4, 1995

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 7-95
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WAGNER-PEYSER ADMINISTERING
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
 
FROM : BARBARA ANN FARMER
Administrator
for Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : Video - "Work-Learning Integration Programs for Youth Conference," Reading, Pennsylvania, October 11 - 12, 1994

  1. Purpose. To transmit a videotape summary of the Work-Learning Integration Programs for Youth Conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) Region III Office. The Conference was held on October 11 and 12, 1994 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

  2. References. None.

  3. Background. As a result of a conference call involving the States in Region III, the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania Partners (the Pennsylvania Service Delivery Area (SDA) Association), it was agreed that a Regional conference on Work-Learning Integration Programs for Youth would be held in the Reading, Pennsylvania area. Pennsylvania Partners coordinated the event as a continuing activity under a Technical Assistance project funded by the Regional Office.

  4. Contents of the Videotape. The outline of the conference, with a brief description of each segment/model program and the identity of the presenters is as follows:

    1. Opening Plenary Session - begins with an introduction by Virginia Williams Joyce, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Partners, followed by reports from groups of participants on their expectations for the conference. This is followed by an introduction of the presenters with thoughts relative to the group expectations.

    2. Vermont Conservation Corps "WRD" Curriculum - presented by John Zaber. The "WRD" Curriculum is an experiential program that uses actual work experiences of Corps members to reinforce language and expressive skills through written and oral reports. (13 minutes)

    3. "Opportunity Skyway" - presented by Joseph Puhalla, Executive Director of the Prince George's County Private Industry Council in Landover, Maryland which developed and operates the program. This program works to keep students in school, interested in learning, and focused on careers of choice by relating school curriculum to a broad range of careers in aviation. (13 minutes)

    4. "Youth At Its Best" - presented by Terry Willis of Man-Tra-Con, a program operator based in Springfield, Illinois, which markets packaged programs which can be operated by an SDA or a sub-contractor. The program has options for computer or electronics training, integrated with entrepreneurial skills and basic education. (11 minutes)

    5. "Futures" - presented by Jim Wilmer, Northern High School in Baltimore, Maryland. Futures is a comprehensive four year program for at-risk high school youth in Baltimore's "Tomorrow" program. The primary goals are: to increase the skill competency of youth; to increase the number of youth graduating from high school; and to increase the success of students upon graduation. (13 minutes)

    6. PPV/PA Corps/STEP - presented by Jim Klasen and Mel Campos of Public Private Ventures and Daryl Kern of STEP, Inc. This presentation highlights the various corps and wilderness challenge programs operated and/or assisted by Public Private Ventures and STEP, focusing on the integration of basic skills training into corps work and wilderness activities. (11 minutes)

    7. Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) - presented by Phyllis Snyder, CAEL Philadelphia Regional Office. This presentation describes how the collaboration between the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center and CAEL is allowing work with small to medium size manufacturing firms to begin building systems that promote ongoing learning for youth and adults. (13 minutes)

    8. "PILOT" Program Overview - presented by Ed McCann of the Berks County, Pennsylvania Employment and Training Office and Dana Dehoff, PILOT Program Director. PILOT is a Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) program, developed specifically to serve students who would not otherwise qualify for traditional training programs and who might typically be assigned by case managers to Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language or GED programs.

    Key features are a team approach to teaching; integration of competencies - academic/literacy and vocational (e.g., competencies learned "in context" to a job specific skill); meaningful work experience prior to completion of the program; and an on-site GED program. The three vocational tracks included in the program are building maintenance/carpentry skills; clerical and computer skills; and health care occupations. (29 minutes)

  5. Distribution. One (1) copy of the videotape in VHS format will be provided under separate cover to all JTPA State Liaisons and Department of Labor/ETA Regional Offices. Recipients are requested to inform Service Delivery Area Directors of the video; make arrangements for duplication and distribution as needed; and circulate it through the State as deemed appropriate.

  6. Inquiries. Questions on this TEIN may be directed to Ric Larisch or Dolores Hall-Beran in the Office of Employment and Training Programs on (202) 219-5229. Questions regarding the Video or the Youth Conference should be directed to Mike Fitzgerald or Virginia Williams Joyce at the Pennsylvania Partners on (717) 985-1740. For additional information on the programs presented in the videotape, please see the attachment for contact information.

  7. Separate Cover. One copy of the "Work-Learning Integration Programs for Youth Conference" Videotape to all JTPA State Liaisons and Department of Labor/ETA Regional Offices.

  8. Attachment. Contact information for presenters identified in Section 4.