Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin
Volume 2, Number 23
For the week ending June 13, 2003
(For Internal Use Only)
Training and Employment Guidance Letter Number 26-02
Subject: Publication of Revised Guidance Regarding the Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons
Purpose: To announce the issuance of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Revised Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding the Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons
Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events
Apprenticeship Information Exchange Workgroup
On June 11th, the Office of
Apprenticeship Training, Employer, and Labor Services (ATELs) convened a meeting
with the Performance and Results Office and State Apprenticeship Councils partners
in Baltimore, Maryland to discuss developing and refining the Registered Apprenticeship
Information System and improving the system’s interaction and linkages with reporting
for the Workforce Investment Act.
Contact: Don Palmer (202-693-3793; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Grant For National IT Apprenticeship Program
The Department of Labor has awarded a $2.8 million grant to the Computing Technology
Industry Association, better known as CompTia, to continue building a National Information
Technology Apprenticeship System. The system will provide consistent credentialing for IT
America's Career InfoNet Web site
The America's Career InfoNet Web site (www.acinet.org) released version 5.5 on June 16, 2003.
The latest enhancements to the Web site include two new tools: 1) A Skills Profiler – a tool
built on O*NET and the related Detailed Work Activities to assist workers to identify the
skills they have and compare them to the skills most needed by occupations in the work world;
and 2) a Resume Tutorial to assist job seekers to create more functional resumes. The Scholarship
Search has been split from the Financial Aid Advisor Tool to become its own tool.
This release also includes updated Household Median Income for 2001, updated Labor Force and Unemployment rate data for 2002 and updated Licensed Occupation data information that is frequently tapped for economic development purposes.
The Career Video display has been enhanced to include a link to the Career Video Library that is available for downloading the original version of the Career Videos, including the Spanish editions.
Contact: Barbara Derwart (202-693-3620; email@example.com)
Workforce Investment Act: Exemplary One-Stops Devised Strategies to Strengthen Services,
but Challenges Remain for Reauthorization, by Sigurd R. Nilsen, director, education, workforce,
and income security issues, before the Subcommittee on Employment, Safety, and Training, Senate
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. GAO-03-884T, June 18.
Highlights are also available -- http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d03884thigh.pdf
New Publication On Reducing Poverty
Making Work Pay: How to Design and Implement Financial Work Supports to Improve Family and Child
Well-Being and Reduce Poverty, by Debbie Greenberger and Robert Anselmi, Manpower Demonstration
Research Corporation, April 2003.