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Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 3, Number 5

For the week ending February 6, 2004

(For Internal Use Only)





Training and Employment Notice No. 13-03

Subject: Announcement of ETA Sponsorship of "United We Ride National Leadership Forum" February 23-25, 2004, in Washington, D.C.

Purpose: To encourage attendance and participation at the "United We Ride National Leadership Forum," February 23-25, 2004, in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Department of Labor is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this Forum in partnership with other agencies in the Departments of Transportation, Education, and Health and Human Services. Letters to Governors have been sent from the four Secretaries asking teams of three to five senior decision-makers to attend the Forum, including a representative of the Workforce Investment Board. A copy of the letter is attached for your information.
Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=1545

Training and Employment Notice No. 13-03

Subject: 2004 Monitor Advocate Training

Purpose: To inform State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) of the 2004 Monitor Advocate Training being held in San Antonio, Texas, April 13-16, 2004.
Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=1543


Technical Assistant & Training

National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)

Registration information and the schedule for the 2004 NADO Washington Policy Conference is now available.
Contact: http://nado.org/meetings/wpc04.pdf

2004 Youth Academy

The 2004 Youth Academy will be this year’s top opportunity to learn from national experts, state representatives, and local practitioners about engaging approaches that get results, identifying how to do more with less, recruiting and retaining youth in programs, successful partnering strategies and strategies for addressing performance issues. This two-day event is focused exclusively on workforce development issues confronting the youth-serving community. Contact: http://www.nyatep.org/youthacad2004.asp
Registration: http://www.nyatep.org/youthacad2004.asp#registration


Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events



Community Technology Center Program

The Department of Education is seeking comments on their Community Technology Center Program. The purpose of the Community Technology Center (CTC) Program is to assist eligible applicants to create or expand community technology centers that provide disadvantaged residents of economically distressed urban and rural communities with access to information technology and related training.

Eligible applicants are community-based organizations (including faith- based organizations), State and local educational agencies (LEAs) (including charter schools that are LEAs), institutions of higher education, and other entities, such as foundations, libraries, museums, public and private nonprofit organizations, and for-profit businesses, or consortia thereof. To be eligible, an applicant must also have the capacity to significantly expand access to computers and related services for disadvantaged residents of economically distressed urban and rural communities who would otherwise be denied such access.

Contact: http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/whatsnew/eta_default.cfm#1231



"United We Ride" initiative

The Division of One-Stop Operations in conjunction with the Office of Policy, Evaluation and Research Developing, is coordinating ETA’s participation in the "United We Ride" initiative, a five-part strategy of the Departments of Labor, Transportation, Education and Health and Human Services to encourage effective coordination of human service programs’ transportation services through local partnerships. A letter jointly signed by the four Secretaries of Labor, Transportation, Education and Health and Human Services has been sent to Governors inviting them to send a state leadership team to the "United We Ride National Leadership Forum" February 23 -25, 2004, in Washington, D.C. The five strategies included in "United We Ride" are: 1) National Leadership Forum; 2) State Leadership Awards to be presented at the Forum; 3) "Framework for Action" self-assessment materials; 4) technical assistance program; and 5) state coordination grants, to which ETA has been asked to contribute funding.
Valerie Lloyd (202-693-3644; lloyd.valerie@dol.gov)