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Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 4, Number 17

For the week ending May 20, 2005

(For Internal Use Only)





Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 33-04

Subject: Planning Guidance and Application Instructions for Program Year (PY) 2005 Workforce Information Core Products and Services: Workforce Information Formula Allocations to States

Purpose: To transmit guidance for the development and management of the PY 2005 Workforce Information Core Products and Services Grant Plan.

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=2079

Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 34-04

Subject: Revision to Program Year 2004 Funds for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs and Final Planning Allotments for Program Year (PY) 2005 Wagner-Peyser (W-P) Act Basic Labor Exchange Activities

Purpose: To provide: (a) guidance on the rescission of Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Adult and Dislocated Worker Program formula funds for PY 2004 as required by Public Law (P.L.) 108-447, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, and (b) the Final Planning Allotments for PY 2005 basic labor exchange activities to the states by Section 6(b)(5) of the W-P Act, as amended.

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=2080



Community-Based Job Training Grants

On May 17, ETA hosted the second of three prospective applicant conferences for Community-Based Job Training Grants via webinar on Workforce3One. The conference had 250 participants and fielded over 100 questions.

Contact: http://www.workforce3one.org/content/public/CommunityBasedJTG.cfm

Prisoner Reentry Initiative

The second PRI informational conference was held on Thursday, May 19 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Dallas, TX. There were over 200 participants, the vast majority of whom identified themselves as being connected to Faith-based and Community Organizations. A third PRI informational conference is scheduled for Thursday, May 26 at the Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC.

Contact: Greg Weltz (202-693-3527; weltz.greg@dol.gov)

Manufacturing Competencies Meeting

On June 1, ETA will host a meeting of key representatives from the advanced manufacturing industry to discuss the issue of skills and competencies in the industry. ETA continues to hear from the industry that there is a significant need for a standardized set of foundational skill standards and competencies to ensure the public workforce system is investing in educational and training programs that will best prepare young people, incumbent workers, or career changers for successful careers in manufacturing. The agenda for this meeting is to come to a common understanding of how to proceed on this issue and to develop a roadmap for future collaborative efforts.

Contact: Michael Jaffe (202-693-3401; jaffe.michael@dol.gov)