U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210
February 22, 1997
|DIRECTIVE||:||TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 18-96|
|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||:||National One-Stop Career Centers System Conference|
Purpose. To announce the National One-Stop Conference, to be held May 13 - 15, 1997, in Los Angeles, California, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.
Information. This year's conference, "One-Stop: Beyond the Vision," sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and hosted by the State of California, will provide an opportunity for workforce development professionals to hear how States and localities are implementing the One-Stop Career Center system, making the vision of One-Stop a reality for workforce development customers.
Workshops will examine "best practices" in achieving the One-Stop objectives of universal access, customer choice, integration, and accountability for performance. The conference will update attendees on critical topics such as performance measures development, marketing of One-Stop and the impact of welfare reform.
The conference program promises to be a valuable one for all partners in the employment and training system -- from directors to front-line staff.
Early conference registration is suggested as attendance will be limited to 1200 participants. We encourage workforce development partners to register together. Four or more partners who register together will receive a group discount. We will reserve five registrations for each State until March 31; beyond that date registration will be on a first-come/first-served basis. Onsite registration will be available ONLY if any space remains.
Full details on the registration are included in the attachment.
ETA encourages new One-Stop implementation States and those States in the planning and development phase to attend this conference. Workshops of particular value to these States will be marked in the program.
Action Required. States are asked to distribute this TEIN with the attached conference flyer and registration form to all people in the State interested in workforce development issues, including: service delivery areas and substate areas; State and local human services agencies (particularly those serving welfare and disabled clients); education partners (school-to-work grantees, community colleges, vocational education programs, etc.); community-based organizations; special-targeted program grantees (i.e., migrant and seasonal farmworkers, Native Americans, and older workers); private sector employers and Private Industry Councils; and labor partners. Interested individuals may duplicate the attached registration form.
Under separate cover, brochures announcing the conference will be mailed to the One-Stop lead person in each State. These contacts are asked to distribute the brochures to their workforce development partners throughout the State. We will rely on the One-Stop State leads to "spread the word" about the One-Stop national conference. For your convenience, a list of One-Stop State leads is attached.
Inquiries. Please contact your ETA Regional Office for further information regarding this conference. Also, information may be obtained through ETA's home page (http://www.ttrc.doleta.gov), which will be updated periodically as the agenda is finalized.
List of One-Stop State leads.
NOTE: Attachments not available to DMS