TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
NOTICE

NO.

8-03

DATE:

November 13, 2003

 

TO

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STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

CHERYL ATKINSON s/s
Administrator
Office of Workforce Security

 

SUBJECT

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Announcement of ETA's Sponsorship of the 2003 Workplace Learning Conference

  1. Purpose. To encourage attendance and participation at the 2003 Workplace Learning Conference, December 7-10, 2003, in Chicago, Illinois. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this conference for workforce professionals. If you are interested in leading-edge workforce preparedness issues involving incumbent worker training, Workforce Investment Act policy and implementation, welfare-to-work, economic development, work-based learning and school-to-careers initiatives, you may find this conference useful and informative.

  2. Background. The theme of the seventh annual Workplace Learning conference is "matching the pace of innovation in workplace learning to the speed of economic change."

    The 2003 Workplace Learning Conference is designed by a broad cross-section of employers, unions, educators, trainers, governmental partners and others with a commitment to excellence in workplace learning. Conference design and implementation is coordinated by the Institute for Work and the Economy in partnership with the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University.

    The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, is a conference sponsor this year, along with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education.

  3. 2003 Workplace Learning Conference Highlights.This conference provides a venue for professional exchange in adult work-based learning and brings together a broad cross-section of leading professionals to learn about innovative and effective practices and resources in work and learning.

  4. This year’s conference focuses on six issue areas:

    Conference speakers include:

    U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration Workshop Sessions include:

    To learn about other workshop sessions, please see the attached conference brochure.

  5. Registration. To register for the 2003 Workplace Learning Conference visit, the conference Web site at: http://www.workplace-learning.net

  6. Inquiries. For further information about the conference e‑mail: conferenceinfo@workandeconomy.org; call: 815/753-2090; fax: 815/753-2305; or write to: the Workplace Learning Conference, Institute for Work & the Economy, 148 North Third Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115.

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