Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin
Volume 1, Number 57
June 14, 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; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Technical Assistance and Training
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 prepared 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.
The June 14 edition of "Youth Resource Connection" is now available. This issue summarizes a number of important events, partnerships, publications, technical assistance products, and grant opportunities for its readership -- State and Local Workforce Investment Boards, youth councils, youth service providers, Youth Opportunity Grant sites, and other partners engaged in youth development.
Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events
June 26-28 - Youth Network Council - 2002 Midwest Hub Conference, Chicago, Illinois
Contact: Dennis Murstein at 312-704-1265
June 26-28 - National Youth Summit - Washington, DC
Contact: Richard Morris at 202-693-3603
June 27-28 - Mid-Atlantic Regional (DHHS, DEd, DOL)
Positive Youth Development Summit, Philadelphia,
Contact: Sharon Wellons at 215-861-5529
July 9-11 - Workforce Innovation 2002 Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
Contact: Gardner Carrick at 202-693-3689
July 20-26 - Youth Opportunity Grants Leadership Institute, Leesburg, Virginia
Contact: Karen David at 202-822-6725
September 12-13 - Fourth Annual PEPNet Institute, Washington, DC
Contact: Paul Masiarchin at 202-659-1064
Region 1-Boston Federal Partners
On June 6, the One-Stop Liaisons Group, a sub group of the Region's
WIA Federal Partners, held its second workgroup meeting. The
workgroup was formed to implement specific activities to support the
mission of Region 1 Boston Federal Partners. Primary partners
on the workgroup include RSA, HHS, and HUD. A Federal Partners resource
guide is the group's first major project, which it anticipates will serve
as the springboard for additional activities. Other items discussed at
this week's meeting included the Region's draft FBO/CBO plan,
and the upcoming RSA/ETA One Stop Technical Assistance visit to
the state of New Hampshire.
Contact: Claire Bailey (617-565-2222; email@example.com)
The National Youth Summit will be held June 26-28 in Washington, D.C.
It is an interagency event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) in collaboration with the U.S. Departments of
Agriculture, Defense, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Justice,
Labor, Transportation, and the Corporation for National and Community
Service. Office of Youth Opportunity staff contributed to the summit
in many capacities from the National Youth Summit Track Leaders to
Moderators. Youth Opportunities Grant (YOG) youth and Job Corps students
will serve on youth panels at the conference.
Contact: Richard Morris (202-693-3603; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Food Stamp Employment and Training Program
On June 18, the FEDERAL REGISTER published final rules on the Food Stamp Employment
and Training Program from the Department of Agriculture. The preamble clarifies work
provisions requirements and WIA Title I Applicability.
Fourth Annual PEPNet Institute, Washington, DC, September 12-13
The National Youth Employment Coalition announced the Fourth Annual PEPNet
Institute is coming to Washington, DC, on September 12 - 13, 2002. It offers
youth employment professionals from across the nation an opportunity to learn
about the elements of effective practice directly from representatives of
nationally recognized, PEPNet-Awarded youth employment and development programs.
Attendees will engage in a series of interactive workshops built upon the four
pillars of PEPNet: Quality Management, Youth Development, Workforce Development and
Evidence of Success. Participants will also network with youth program practitioners
from across the nation and hear first hand about emerging policy and initiatives.
Pre-conference events include: 1) September 12th, the 7th Annual PEPNet Awards
Ceremony to celebrate effective practices in youth employment and development;
and 2) September 11th, a WIA Reauthorization and Washington Policy Update.
Military Resume Writer
OTIS has worked with VETS and the Department of Defense (DoD) to complete plans
for the development and release of the Military Resume Writer -- a tool designed
to address the needs of transitioning military personnel and veterans to compile and
describe experience and training acquired in the military in resume format.
The plan includes a field test of the resume writer followed by a proposed
release to be announced jointly by DOL and DOD on November 8, 2002.
Contact: Contact: Bruce Eanet (202-693-3420;