U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210
March 25, 1996
|DIRECTIVE||:||TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 18-95|
|TO||:||ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WAGNER-PEYSER ADMINISTERING AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
|FROM||:||BARBARA ANN FARMER
for Regional Management
|SUBJECT||:||Inventory of Technical Assistance and Training Initiatives Publication|
Purpose. To announce the availability and distribution of ETA: Inventory of Technical Assistance and Training Initiatives.
References. Training and Employment Information Notice (TEIN) No. 49-93, Capacity Building Strategy Paper; TEIN No. 11-94, Consultation with our Customers: A Process to Build a Comprehensive Capacity Building Structure; TEIN No. 15-94, Status of Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Program Year 1994 Capacity Building Pilot Projects; TEIN No. 11-94, Change 2, System-Wide Survey on Staff Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Needs.
Background. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) supports a variety of technical assistance and training initiatives. These activities include staff training, curricula development, technological innovations, and other capacity building endeavors. ETA has recently published the attached document, titled ETA: Inventory of Technical Assistance and Training Initiatives, which is a comprehensive resource guide of all the major initiatives.
Improving the skills, knowledge, and abilities of managerial and front-line staff of the nation's many disparate employment and training service delivery agencies has long been a priority of ETA. As public programs have become more aware of the importance of continuous improvement and customer satisfaction that are part of the "quality movement" now popular in the private sector, the need for more concerted and coordinated efforts in the area of staff development has become more acute. All of ETA's major programs have made plans to provide staff training and technical assistance to their local agencies. The purpose of this document is to transmit information about all of these programs to customers throughout the nation's workforce development system.
Description. The ETA: Inventory of Technical Assistance and Training Initiatives was originally developed to assist ETA officials in identifying common areas of capacity-building activity, opportunities for working together, and appropriate contacts within ETA from whom to obtain more specific information and/or establish cooperative relationships. It has since been determined, however, that this resource is appropriate to a wider employment and training audience as a tool to inform the system about the various national capacity-building efforts and where to go at the national level for more information about these activities.
The ETA: Inventory of Technical Assistance and Training Initiatives documents the systemic and professional development capacity-building projects currently underway throughout ETA's various employment and training units. These programs include: Employment Service Revitalization, One-Stop Career Center Systems, JTPA Titles II and III, the Office of Work-Based Learning, School-to-Work Initiatives, America's Labor Market Information System (ALMIS), Older Workers, and Migrant/Seasonal Farm Workers. The capacity-building activities of the Veterans' Employment and Training Service and the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee are also included. This information was gathered through interviews with principle national office managers of each of these programs.
A summary matrix at the front of the document provides a brief overview of all of these initiatives. This matrix is organized into the following categories:
Training Delivery Methods
Training System Development
The body of the document includes the overall purpose/approach of each of these initiatives and the following information about each capacity-building activity:
The appendices include contact information for each initiative and a list of acronyms.
Distribution. Copies of ETA: Inventory of Technical Assistance and Training Initiatives will also be distributed to: ETA Regional Offices, State Training Institutes, State Training Coordinators, and other stakeholders. A copy of this publication is also available via the Training Technology Resource Center (TTRC) on-line information system. TTRC is accessible by calling 1-800-488-0901 (voice); via modem by dialing 1-800-767-0806; or via the Internet: WEB URL: HTTP://WWW.TTRC.DOLETA.GOV.
Action Required. None.
Inquiries. For details regarding the national initiatives highlighted in the Inventory, refer to Appendix A of the document for contact information.
For additional copies of this publication, contact Dolores Hall-Beran, DOL/ETA/OETP, at 200 Constitution Avenue, NW; Room N-4469; Washington, DC 20210; (202) 219-5229.
Attachment. ETA: Inventory of Technical Assistance and Training Initiatives.
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