U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210
December 19, 1996
|DIRECTIVE||:||TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 16-96|
|TO||:||ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS
|FROM||:||BARBARA ANN FARMER
for Regional Management
|SUBJECT||:||1997 AACC/DOL Workforce Development Awards|
Purpose. To describe a new competitive award co-sponsored by the Department of Labor (DOL) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and to encourage local programs that work in partnership with community colleges to apply for this award.
Background. Earlier this year, DOL and AACC agreed to jointly sponsor this new award, in recognition of the growing importance of community colleges as providers of workforce development and transition services.
Description of the Award. The 1997 Workforce Development Awards will recognize community college programs that enable workers and businesses to compete better in the global economy. One award will be given in each of four categories: exemplary one-stop career center and America's Job Bank services; dislocated worker services; incumbent worker training and education; and career pathways for at-risk and special-needs youth. Each award will include a cash prize of $10,000. Winners will be honored at the 1997 AACC Convention in Anaheim, California in April 1997.
The competition is open to 1,200 community colleges throughout the United States. The awards will identify model programs and exemplary practices that can be adopted by community colleges and other providers in the arena of workforce development and transition services. Programs will be judged on the quality of their service design, effectiveness, linkages with other organizations, and support from college leadership, as well as on their uniqueness and innovation.
Application forms were mailed to community college Chief Executive Officers the week of December 2, 1996. Completed applications are due January 15, 1997 to AACC, at the address provided in the attached application form.
Inquiries. For additional information regarding the AACC/DOL Workforce Development Awards, please contact Jim McKenney at AACC, (202) 728-0200 ext. 226.
Attachment. Application form for AACC/DOL Workforce Development Awards.