Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 1, Number 56

June 7, 2002

(For Internal Use Only)



The next policy meeting is scheduled for June 25, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. EST

Contact : Maria Kniesler Flynn (202-693-3045;

Technical Assistance and Training

Evaluation of Youth Services under WIA Published.

Jobs for the Future and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development visited 10 Youth Councils to assess progress, delineate effective practices and identify challenges in establishing comprehensive systems for serving youth. Their report assesses governance and membership structures, explores system-building tasks, describes seven "enabling conditions" allowing innovative Youth Councils to develop a more comprehensive architecture for their local youth service system, and concludes with five recommendations for WIA reauthorization.


Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events



WIA Reauthorization Forum -- Issues Relating to People With Disabilities

A public interagency Forum on issues relating to the employment of people with disabilities is being sponsored by The Employment and Training Administration, the Office of Disability Employment Policy, and the Civil Rights Center of the U.S. Department of Labor; the Rehabilitation Services Administration of the Department of Education; the Social Security Administration; and the Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring. The Forum will be held on Friday, June 21, 2002 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (between 13th and 14th Streets) in the Atrium Ballroom.

Contacts: Maria Kneisler Flynn (202-693-3045), Dolores Hall-Beran (202-693-2794) or Alex Kielty (202-693-3730)

Federal Highway Administration On-the-Job-Training Program

On June 4, Assistant Secretary Emily DeRocco; Executive Director of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Frederick Wright; OATELS Administrator Anthony Swoope; and the Director of Civil Rights for FHWA Edward Morris hosted an Executive Summit on the FHWA's On-the-Job-Training (OJT) Program. Over 47 individuals representing business, associations, and labor management received a briefing and recommendations on the future of the FHWA's OJT Program. Twelve members attending the Executive Summit agreed to be a part of a special team that will have the task of reviewing, assessing and redesigning the FHWA OJT Program. This process will take place over the next four months and the team will present its recommendations to the next Executive Summit to be held in six months.
Contact: Joe Jenkins (202-693-3781;


National Emergency Grants (NEG)

Connecticut: Awarded $958,400 to serve 295 workers dislocated from B/E Aerospace, Grolier Inc./Scholastic At Home, and APL Logistics.
Contact: George Shepard (202-693-3572; )