Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin
Volume 1, Number 63
For the week ending July 26, 2002
(For Internal Use Only)
Guidance on Modifications to State's Strategic Five Year Plans for WIA Title I and Wagner-Peyser Act
ETA has issued Training and Employment Guidance Letter
(TEGL) 4-02: "Modifications to State's Strategic Five-Year Plans for Title I
of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the Wagner-Peyser Act, Including
Unified State Plans."
The purpose of the guidance is to encourage use of the modification
process to add additional partners to the One-Stop System and move toward
Technical Assistance and Training
TEN 1-02: Youth Council Toolkit Released
In Training and Employment Notice 1-02 (July 23, 2002),
ETA announced the on-line availability of the Youth Council
Toolkit. To examine key issues identified in the WIA Readiness
Report, four groups of local, state, and federal subject-area
experts were convened. They identified four challenging areas
for emerging youth councils: 1) planning, including retaining and
sustaining members; 2) training for youth council members and
staff; 3) implementation of a comprehensive service delivery
system; and 4) community outreach. The workgroups developed
the Youth Council Toolkit in six modules; it offers a series
of user-friendly and generic technical assistance resources to
allow local areas the flexibility to re-design them to meet
their specific needs.
(Tool Kit) http://www.doleta.gov/youth_services/toolkit_2002.asp; (TEN 1-02)
Youth Opportunity Grant Peer-to-Peer Workshops
YO! In the Recording Studio, Sept. 23-26, 2002, Memphis, TN
Case Management/ISS, October 8-11, 2002, Seattle, WA
Case Management/ISS, October 15-18, 2002, Brockton/Boston, MA
YOG sites are encouraged to send two staff to one of the Case Management workshops. Registration Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/youth_services/peertopeer_register.asp
Contact: Anne Stom (202-693-3377; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Labor Market Information Director's Conference
The New York Regional Office co-sponsored with the
Philadelphia Regional Office a two day technical assistance
event, entitled: " Labor Market Information Director's Conference."
The Philadelphia Regional Administrator, the Directors of the
Office of Workforce Security for both the New York and Philadelphia
Regional Offices, and the Regional Commissioner for the Bureau of
Labor Statistics provided welcoming remarks. Highlights of the
conference included a Customer Panel Presentation during which
five WIB/One-Stop participants engaged in dialogue relating to
customer uses of LMI, labor market demographics, and methods of
improving Workforce- LMI collaborations; and a Roundtable Discussion
including regional and national LMI representatives who discussed
marketing approaches, customer satisfaction, and other challenges
confronting State LMI units. The ETA National Office ALMIS
Coordinator provided information about Planning Guidance and
future directions of the LMI effort. The conference also
included a presentation of computerized labor market applications
for use by One-Stop operators that focus on identifying demand
occupations and career paths.
Contact: Walter Harris (212-337-2159; email@example.com).
Youth Resource Connection
The July 26 Edition of Youth Resource Connection includes
items on Reentry grant awards of $100 Million, Youth mapping,
Youth Employment Summit 2002 and Youth Opportunity Grant Peer- to-Peer
Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events
America's Career Resource Network
The America's Career Resource Network (ACRN) is made up of state entities
that work to improve career decision-making of students and their
parents by relating educational decisions and experience to occupational
exploration, career choice, and vocational preparation. As an important
component of state and local efforts to reform schools and improve student
achievement, ACRN helps students become more engaged in their
academic coursework through informing them of the knowledge and skills
needed for their desired career path. The strength of the ACRN lies
in the wide array of career development resources and training made
available for teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents.
The Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) provides grants to the state entities designated as eligible by the Governor and State Vocational Education authority of each State, provides technical assistance to those entities, disseminates information promoting high quality practices, and develops and disseminates products and services that support and facilitate State Career Resource Network activities.
See the July 31 FEDERAL REGISTER for more details:
National Emergency Grants
Arizona: Awarded up to $2,291,674, with $764,000 released initially, to create
125 temporary jobs to assist in the clean-up and restoration efforts as a result of recent devastating wildfires.
Ohio: Awarded $5,479,443 to provide employment transition-related assistance to approximately 1,871 workers throughout the state certified eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance or North American Free Trade Act Transitional Adjustment Assistance.
Contact: George Shepard (202-693-352; firstname.lastname@example.org)