Announcements

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

All Announcements

  • Communication among groups
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 1/25/2017

    Customer-Centered Design (CCD) is an amazingly generative process that starts with people and ends with surprising answers tailor-made to put our customers' needs at the center of service delivery, processes, and customer flow. Implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) gives us a huge opportunity to step back from business as usual and design services with the customer in mind.

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    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 1/19/2017

    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) presents a unique opportunity for collaboration among the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education, states, local workforce development areas, other workforce and education partners, and social service providers to improve the lives of our nation’s out-of-school youth. 

  • ION Brand
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 12/9/2016

    We’ve talked about the Innovation and Opportunity Network (ION) Community of Practice on WorkforceGPS throughout the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) implementation process, so you are likely already familiar with this online inter-agency bookmark.

  • American Job Center Network
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 10/7/2016

    Are you working to implement American Job Center (AJC) branding of electronic resources before November 17, 2016?

  • ION Brand
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 9/29/2016

    All WIOA events, including those of our partner agencies, can now be found on the ION under the "Events" tab.  All of the events will have links that take the user to the registration information on the hosting partner’s website.

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    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 9/1/2016

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has made available all guidance it has issued regarding the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Titles I and III, in a centralized location on its website. 

  • Change Management
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 8/18/2016

    The ION Talks are three short videos (Transformational Leadership, Individual and Organizational Resiliency to Change) produced by ETA as a technical assistance tool. The videos, with their accompanying discussion guides, are designed to inform and support workforce system partners and leaders as you manage the changes required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

  • Networking among professionals
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 8/2/2016

    The Peer to Peer/TAT Project (P2P/TAT) is designed to showcase excellent Massachusetts Workforce Development programs, projects and best practices via a national website where other states can review and request training and technical assistance directly from the Massachusetts Workforce Development system and its partners.

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    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 8/2/2016

    Compliance with subminimum wage employment requirements is very important and WHD will continue to work to ensure that subminimum wages are used properly in accordance with the law. The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to ensuring that all of our stakeholders – employers, advocates, workers and other interested parties – fully understand the rules that apply to employing workers with disabilities at subminimum wages.

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    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 7/19/2016

    The Section 188 Disability Reference Guide provides updated information and technical assistance that can help American Job Centers and their partners in the workforce development system meet the nondiscrimination and universal access requirements for individuals with disabilities in Section 188 of the Workforce Investment Act.