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

CLASSIFICATION

Older Workers

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TDNO

ISSUE DATE

October 21, 1997

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

June 30, 1998

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 14-97
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ADMINISTRATORS
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS
 
FROM : WENDY L. McCONNELL
Acting Administrator
for Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : 55 and Better! Older Worker Multi-Regional Training Conferences

 

  1. Purpose. To invite the participation of workforce development professionals in the employment and training community to attend one of three multi-regional conferences dealing with the employment and training of mature and experienced workers.

  2. Background. Within the Employment and Training Administration, the Division of Older Worker Programs has arranged for three multi-regional conferences. While the principal audience is the Senior Community Service Employment Program staff, the workshops and plenary sessions should prove to be of interest to the broader workforce development system as well. The conferences should be of particular interest to individuals who operate JTPA Section 204(d) programs, and substate areas that serve large numbers of dislocated older workers.

  3. Subjects Addressed At The Conferences. The conferences will include plenary sessions of broad general interest. Included will be information on a new study examining the employment and training implications of the aging "Baby Boom" generation, information technology and the Older Worker Internet Project, and a legislative and policy update. Workshops likely to be of more specific interest include Welfare-to-Work, rural programs, public relations techniques, and assessment and individual development plans. There will also be workshops on older workers and One-Stop Career Centers, the Enterprise and ETA's Quality Initiatives, and several Simply Better! products -- the Self-Assessment System, Service by Design, and the Voice of the Customer. Conference attendees will have a wide range of sessions from which to choose.

  4. Dates and locations. The three conferences are scheduled as follows:

       
    Philadelphia, PA November 5 - 7, 1997
    Houston, TX November 12 - 14, 1997
    San Diego, CA November 19 -21, 1997

  5. Announcement. Attached is a copy of the announcement, which was sent under separate cover to all JTPA service delivery areas, as well as the Administration on Aging's "aging network" (State Units on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging).

  6. Action Requested. States are requested to transmit this information to interested parties, in particular to JTPA Section 204(d) project operators and other entities involved in providing services to mature, experienced workers.

  7. Inquiries. Questions may be directed to the Division of Older Worker Programs at (202) 219-5904.

  8. Attachment. Announcement, DOL/ETA Multi-Regional Training Conferences.

 

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