Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 1, Number 16

August 10, 2001

(For Internal Use Only)


 

Policy

Additional Indicators of Performance and Revising Negotiated Levels of Performance will be the topics of a workgroup meeting convened by the Performance Accountability Team September 5-6 in Washington, DC. A consultation paper is being prepared, and nominations for the workgroup were requested at a meeting with the Intergovernmental Organizations. Final policy directives are due by October 30, 2001. Contact: Jacqui Shoholm (202-693-3190;

 

Technical Assistance and Training

Reconnecting Youth and Community: A Youth Development Approach provides an overview of youth development and offers strategies for implementing a youth development approach at the Local level. It is one of many publications available from the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth (NCFY), funded by the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services. Contact: 301-608-8098 or check the Web site at http://www.ncfy.com/.

 

Upcoming ETA Meetings

 

Partners

America's Career Kit (ACK) Train-the-Trainer Project: The purpose of the ACK Train-the-Trainer Project is to familiarize One-Stop professionals and partner agencies with the wealth of resources that are part of America's Career Kit and to demonstrate how they can enhance services to their clients by using it to access information about educational, career, and job opportunities. One-Stop clients include dislocated workers, incumbent workers, underemployed, youth, and employers. The Network Consortium of Fairfax, Virginia will be training providers for this national training program on the use of America's Career Kit in One-Stop Centers. The Network Consortium will be conducting the training under a contract from the State of Minnesota, which manages the operation of America's Learning eXchange and ACINet with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. America's Career Kit comprises America's Job Bank (www.ajb.org), America's Career InfoNet (www.acinet.org), America's Learning eXchange (www.alx.org), and America's Service Locator (www.servicelocator.org). Contact: Harvey Ollis (202-693-3699; HOllis@doleta.gov)

AACC and NAB: On August 14th, OAS and OWS staff met with representatives from the American Association of Community Colleges and the National Alliance of Business to discuss issues related to community college participation in the workforce investment system. Specific issues discussed included the eligible training provider system, performance accountability, work-first interpretations, and the composition on Workforce Boards. Contact: Maria Kniesler (202-693-3045; Mkniesler@doleta.gov)

 

Miscellaneous

A FEDERAL REGISTER Notice, dated August 3, 2001, requested nominations of young people (ages 14 to 28) to the Youth Advisory Committee of the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities (PTFEAD). The Advisory Committee will provide the Task Force advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Labor and her designees on issues affecting the employment of young people with disabilities. Nominations are due September 14th. Contact: Richard Horne, 202-693-4939 or http://www2.dol.gov/dol/_sec/public/programs/ptfead/main.htm.