Announcements

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

All Announcements

  • National Science Foundation: Computing Education for the 21st Century
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 3/24/2016

    The ApprenticeshipUSA Toolkit provides tools and resources on apprenticeship – a proven “earn and learn” model with many benefits for both employers and job seekers.  Visit the toolkit to learn how you can use apprenticeship as a successful work-based learning strategy under WIOA.

  • NEW! Translating LMI into Service Delivery E-Learning Training Series
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 3/24/2016

    The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) launched the LINCS Learner Center to direct adult learners to high quality resources related to education, training, and foundational skills.  LINCS stands for Literacy Information and Communication System.  OCTAE was pleased to offer this new resource during the 2015 National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.

  • National Science Foundation: Computing Education for the 21st Century
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 3/24/2016

    The Administration under the leadership of Vice President Biden released a plan to expand the number of pathways for Americans to gain the skills they need to get better, higher-paying jobs and increase access to those pathways.  

  • Plan, Do, Check and Act cycle drawn on chalkboard
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 3/24/2016

    The Departments of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development have issued joint guidance on the required elements for State Plan submissions under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  States must use the final Information Collection Request (ICR) published on February 22, 2016 for their submissions of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified and Combined State Plans.

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    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 3/23/2016

    The Office of Apprenticeship (OA) has issued a downloadable guide designed to support your efforts to expand quality pre-apprenticeship programs and opportunities for women.

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    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 3/23/2016

    This technical assistance resource, is the newest version of the Employment and Training Administrations (ETAs) Career Pathways Toolkit: A Guide for System Development.  The Toolkit, like its predecessor, assists states, local areas, and tribal entities in developing career pathways and career ladders.

  • DOL Newsletter Article: Job Clubbing in the Big Apple
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 3/23/2016

    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which was signed into law in 2014, presents a unique opportunity to strengthen linkages between workforce development and education. The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) issued this letter to career and technical education (CTE) state directors expressing their support of state and local efforts in implementing WIOA.

  • Blueprint papers
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 2/2/2016

    The WIOA Quick Start Action Planners (QSAPs) are interactive, self-paced assessment tools designed to help leaders at all levels of the public workforce system plan for this transformation and prepare for implementation of WIOA.  The QSAPs will help you identify areas of strength and focused areas for improvement in your workforce system, and connect you to targeted resources that can help you to prepare and plan effectively.