U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210
June 21, 1996
|DIRECTIVE||:||TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 29-95|
|TO||:||ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WAGNER-PEYSER ADMINISTERING AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
|FROM||:||BARBARA ANN FARMER
for Regional Management
|SUBJECT||:||National Training and Information Center (NTIC)|
Purpose . To inform the JTPA network of an Interagency Agreement between the Employment and Training Administration and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
References. Public Law 97-300, Title IV, Part D.
Background. On March 10, 1995, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) entered into an agreement with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) of the Department of Justice to transfer funds to BJA to enhance their grant with the National Training and Information Center. The purpose of the grant is to develop and administer a pilot program in select sites which will test new programs and approaches to meet the training and employment needs of persons who are unemployed, unskilled, dislocated, or face serious barriers to employment.
The central focus of the ETA funding is to create opportunities for access to resources and services for people who have had problems connecting with the job training and employment system. This initiative was undertaken in context of recent NTIC efforts in the area of drug abatement and crime reduction through its agreement with the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
NTIC selected 11 local sites on a competitive basis to test the principles contained in the interagency agreement. The local sites have been specifically instructed to build partnerships with local private industry councils to provide access to job training and services for residents of their communities who have experienced significant barriers to obtaining needed training and other employment services. The project is
expected to result in a "how-to-do-it" manual that can be shared with other grass roots organizations around the country.
Inquiries. Questions regarding this TEIN may be directed to Richard Muller of the Office of Policy and Research on (202) 219-7674 (x164).
Attachment. The addresses and phone numbers of NTIC and of the local organizations that are subgrantees in this project.