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Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 2, Number 45

For the week ending November 28, 2003

(For Internal Use Only)





Training and Employment Notice No. 8-03

Subject: Announcement of ETA’s Sponsorship of the 2003 Workplace Learning Conference

Purpose: To encourage attendance and participation at the 2003 Workplace Learning Conference, December 7-10, 2003, in Chicago, Illinois. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this conference for workforce professionals. If you are interested in leading-edge workforce preparedness issues involving incumbent worker training, Workforce Investment Act policy and implementation, welfare-to-work, economic development, work-based learning and school-to-careers initiatives, you may find this conference useful and informative.
Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=1527

Training and Employment Notice No. 9-03

Subject: Training Seminars for State Workforce Agency Staff on the Resource Justification Model (RJM)

Purpose: To announce details for three RJM training sessions for state staff.
Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=1528

Training and Employment Notice No. 10-03

Subject: Preparation for Implementation of the Enterprise Information Management System (EIMS) Quarterly Performance Report Module for the H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant Program.

Purpose: To inform H-1B grantees of a proposed new EIMS module designed for H-1B quarterly performance reporting.
Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=1532


Training and Technical Assistance

Resource Justification Model (RJM) Training

OWS staff conducted training on RJM data collection and submission on November 19 and 20 in Washington, D.C. for East Coast states. Twenty-one state agency staff and 2 regional office staff attended the training. Additional 2-day RJM training sessions will be held for state agency staff during the first two weeks of December in Sacramento and Chicago. A session will be conducted for regional office staff in late January, 2004. Contact: Ron Wilus (202-693-2931; wilus.ronald@dol.gov)

TechLearn 2003

TechLearn is the world’s leading event, focused on business and government leaders engaged in using learning, training and technology to develop workforce skills, engage customers and provide educational programs in their organization. Over 2,000 attendees from 56 countries attended the event, which is sponsored by over 100 major learning technology providers. The conference addressed the Industry’s following issues:

Contact: http://show.techlearn.com/techlearn/V40/index.cvn?ID=10085


Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events


State Plans

North Dakota

North Dakota has submitted a modification to its Workforce Investment Act State Plan. Regional Office Contact: Alfonso Fuentes (214-767-2154; fuentes.alfonso@dol.gov). National Office Contact: Valerie Lloyd (202-693-3644; lloyd.valerie@dol.gov)



Trust Fund Loans

Extended Benefits/Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation