Announcements

View the Announcements listing below to stay connected with updates on WIOA implementation and changes to this site's content.

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    Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 2/23/2018

    The Departments of Labor, Education, Agriculture, and Health and Human Services have prepared a set of webcasts to assist States in the development and the submission of the two-year modification to the State Combined and Unified WIOA Plans. A detailed description of these podcasts are available here: Requirements and Considerations for WIOA Unified and Combined State Plans: Modifications and Beyond

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    Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 2/22/2018

    The Innovation and Opportunity Network (ION) Community of Practice is excited to announce the debut of new resources: WIOA MythBusters

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    Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 1/24/2018

    Changes in customers’ needs and advances in technology have significantly altered how customers access American Job Center (AJC) employment services. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) made significant changes to the AJC System and presents states and local areas with an opportunity to employ innovative, flexible solutions to better connect workers and employers with services designed to meet their unique needs. 

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    Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 11/29/2017

    Is effectively engaging and retaining OSY a challenge in your local area? How would you like to be part of a diverse and dynamic group consisting of participants from around the country that focuses on tackling this issue head-on?  Apply now to participate in the Youth Cohort Challenge.

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    Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 11/13/2017

    The AJC Customer Flow Scenarios have been highly successful as a resource for American Job Center (AJC) customers and as a staff training tool. To expand their usefulness to a broader customer base there is now a Spanish translation for each scenario. Like the original scenarios, these are best utilized as a discussion guide when assisting a customer to identify and achieve their goals.

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    Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 11/9/2017

    WorkforceGPS is proud to announce the release of its latest collection, Performance Reporting. This is a centralized collection of information for Performance Reporting-related policies and resources for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) employment and training programs.

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    Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 10/24/2017

    Last spring, in March of 2017, the Innovation and Opportunity Network (ION) hosted a WIOA Wednesday on universal design and taking a customer-centered approach in the American Job Center. Although you can always access the event’s recording, the WorkforceGPS Team understands you might not have an hour to dedicate to watching it. That’s why we have created an abridged version that’s less than three minutes long, as well as an executive summary of the full event.

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    Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 8/29/2017

    The Division of Youth Services is excited to launch its technical assistance (TA) series for youth practitioners in the fall and can’t wait to get things started! This series will focus on various Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth-related topics from eligibility to youth committees.

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    Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 8/24/2017

    We know that many in the system are diligently working towards meeting the July 1, 2017 deadline to have a one-stop operator in place as the result of a competitive procurement process, and many more have submitted questions to the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA). As a result of these questions, ETA has produced five new FAQs regarding competitive selection of a one-stop operator and various roles in the one-stop system. 

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    Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 8/24/2017

    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the state workforce development board, in consultation with chief elected officials and local workforce development boards, to establish objective criteria and procedures to use when certifying its American Job Centers (AJCs).