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Enough Is Known for Action Webinar Series: Career Pathways for Youth

This session is the seventh webinar in the Enough is Known for Action series for the youth community, hosted by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Division of Youth Services and Regional Offices. The purpose of this webinar series is to inspire strategic planning and action now as the system is in the early stages of implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The full series is available here. The passage and implementation of WIOA offers workforce and education programs a renewed opportunity to collaborate and meet the needs of youth, adult learners and job seekers. Career Pathways is a promising approach for aligning workforce development, education and training that is a requirement and is strongly emphasized in the new law. The initiative offers a new way of viewing employers as partners and co-leads in this work. In this webinar, you will hear about the new law’s emphasis on career pathways as a way to create more efficient and customer-centered approaches to education and training for youth. You will hear about the distinctions between career pathways programs and systems and be provided a sneak peek of our upcoming Career Pathways Toolkit and its six key elements. Audience members will hear how the federal government is prioritizing career pathways and learn about promising approaches in a few local areas across the country that are building career pathways programs and systems to benefit youth development, educational and employment opportunities. If you are having any issues with registering for this event, please click the following link to visit our Member Support page: CLICK HERE

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08/13/15 07:54AM

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Enough is Known for Action Series: Making the Shift – Successfully Leveraging In School Youth (ISY) and Out-of-School Youth (OSY) Resources and Services

This session is the fifth webinar in the Enough is Known for Action series for the youth community, hosted by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Division of Youth Services and Regional Offices, to inspire strategic planning and action now in anticipation of the July 1, 2015 implementation date of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The full series is available here. In partnership with the National Governors Association, the National Association of Workforce Boards, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, MDRC, and the Department of Education, we are hosting an encore webinar on Serving Out of School Youth. In fact, we are going to have a candid conversation with workforce leaders who have been serving ISY predominantly and are now moving to serving OSY predominantly. We are also going to feature state and local areas that are already serving OSY predominantly to understand how they got where they are today. We also want to check in with you and see how the shift is going in your state and local area. Finally, we will share the latest research on serving both ISY and OSY so you are not starting from scratch! Through your participation on the webinar you will: Get the latest scoop on what we know works for serving ISY and OSY now; Listen in on an interview with state and local workforce leaders about how they’re adjusting to make the shift; Hear from you to understand your progress on making the shift and what additional resources might support you and position you for success in the future.

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06/15/15 07:50AM

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Budget Controls for Program Effectiveness

This webinar is a part of the Youth CareerConnect Annual Conference. It provides the Uniform Guidance principles of budget controls as a tool to achieve program effectiveness. The budget is an organization’s financial blueprint to provide a plan of action to staff responsible for achieving the performance goals of a project. Budgets, when compared with actual expenditures, help management anticipate potential problems on a timely basis, and provides opportunities to plan ahead by highlighting trends. This webinar will outline the changes in the budget modification process between the federal awarding agency and the grant recipient. It will also highlight some analytic tools recipients may use to manage budgets against spending and performance.

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05/19/15 01:05PM

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Internal Controls and Grantee Policies and Procedures

This webinar is a part of the Youth CareerConnect Grantee Conference. In it we will outline the elements, requirements, and benefits of administrative and internal controls as sound management practices to mitigate risk of fraud, waste, or abuse as specified in the Uniform Guidance. The Uniform Guidance calls attention to the need to establish an internal control framework in grant recipients' and subrecipients' systems that will reduce the number of audit findings by moving to the standards for financial and program management. The presentation describes the components of effective internal controls according to the framework articulated by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) or the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, also known as the "Green Book." Common weaknesses in internal controls and limitations are also discussed. Additionally, we will discuss developing and establishing written policies and procedures that promote sound management practices and effective management controls and identify areas of grant operations that would benefit from having written policies and procedures. Finally, we will highlight key characteristics for developing effective policies and procedures and the consequences of ineffective policies and procedures as found through site monitoring visits or audit reports.

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05/19/15 12:50PM

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The Importance of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for Family and Youth Services Bureau Grantees

You are cordially invited to join a webinar co-sponsored by the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and the U.S. Department of Labor. This webinar, which has been designed specifically for FYSB grantees, will discuss the importance of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) implementation strategies, timelines, coordination efforts and suggested next steps. If you are having any issues with registering for this event, please click the following link to visit our Member Support page: CLICK HERE

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01/26/15 02:00PM

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Introduction to Joint Partnership with U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of Urban Development (HUD) and U.S Department of Labor (DOL) jointly host this webinar promoting the exciting partnership for our joint system. We will highlight current partnerships such as connecting contractors working on HUD-funded projects to DOL Registered Apprenticeship programs; registered apprenticeship opportunities for Section 3 residents & YouthBuild graduates; and resources such as JobPlus Toolkit.

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01/22/15 02:00PM

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4867

Grads of Life: Engaging Employers to Ensure Work Experience Opportunities for Youth

Employer engagement is an important component for ensuring disconnected youth have valuable work experience opportunities, as underscored in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Vice President's Job-driven Training Report. This webinar will give an overview of the new Grads of Life campaign and provide tools the workforce system can use to successfully engage employers to provide more opportunities for youth, especially those that are out of school and out of work. If you are having any issues with registering for this event, please click the following link to visit our Member Support page: CLICK HERE

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01/14/15 01:00PM

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Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) Bidders Conference: Follow-up on Evaluation

Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) for Disconnected Youth offer a unique opportunity to test innovative, cost-effective, and outcome-focused strategies for improving results for disconnected youth. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 provides authority to the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services, along with the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and related agencies to enter into up to ten Performance Partnership agreements with states, regions, localities, or tribal communities that give them additional flexibility in using discretionary funds across multiple Federal programs. In response to participant questions from the first P3 Bidders Conference webinar held on December 1, 2014, we are holding a follow-up webinar on the role of evaluation in P3, including opportunities for competitive preference , the national P3 evaluation, and clarifying the requirements related to evaluation. This webinar will address questions such as: What are the requirements for all pilots related to evaluation?What evaluation activities are optional but will make my proposal more competitive?How do the competitive preferences relate to evaluation work?If I want to propose an evaluation, what standards should my evaluation design meet? What's the difference between the national P3 evaluation and a site-specific P3 evaluation?What issues should I consider when planning evaluation activities? What resources are available to help with the evaluation components of the application? If you are having any issues with registering for this event, please click the following link to visit our Member Support page: CLICK HERE

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12/17/14 02:30PM

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Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) Bidders Conference

Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth offer a unique opportunity to test innovative, cost-effective, and outcome-focused strategies for improving results for disconnected youth. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 provides authority to the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services along with the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and related agencies to enter into up to ten Performance Partnership agreements with states, regions, localities, or tribal communities that give them additional flexibility in using discretionary funds across multiple Federal programs. Please join us to hear representatives from Federal agencies walk present the details of the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) on P3, including application requirements and selection criteria, for potential applicants. If you are having any issues with registering for this event, please click the following link to visit our Member Support page: CLICK HERE

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10/02/14 11:04AM

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15156

New Grantee Orientation Pre-Conference Webinar Series: YouthBuild Grant Post Award Overview

Congratulations on receiving your YouthBuild grant award. The first step to a successful grant is to understand your award package. This webinar will review the different sections of your grant award including reviewing changes that have been made from previous grant cycles. In addition, we will clarify roles and responsibilities of Department of Labor national and regional staff, as well as YouthBuild USA staff, with whom you will work during the life of your grant.

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09/09/14 02:00PM

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WIOA Stakeholder Consultation: Services to Disconnected Youth

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (Department or DOL) invites state and local workforce leaders and practitioners, workforce system partners, customers, and other stakeholders to provide input on the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Pub.L. 113–128). ETA will gather input through this webinar via a “chat feature” in order to most efficiently gather thoughts and ideas from webinar participants. The topic for September 5, 2014 is Services to Disconnected Youth. More information about the Act and specific discussion questions for this topic can be found at http://www.doleta.gov/WIOA. Should you encounter any issues with registering, please click the following link to visit our support page: https://www.workforce3one.org/view/1001132142513971405/info

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09/05/14 02:00PM

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8102

CTE Launchboard

The CTE Launchboard, a statewide data system supported by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and hosted by Cal-PASS Plus, provides data to California community colleges and their feeder K-12 school districts on the effectiveness of CTE (career and technical education) programs.

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09/05/14 01:53PM

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966

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Get the Math

Get the Math combines video and web interactivity to help middle and high school students develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real-world problems.

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09/05/14 01:48PM

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820

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300

Chicago City of Summer of Learning and Earning

The Chicago City of Summer of Learning and Earning initiative provides youth ages 4 to 24 with access to activities and learning opportunities, incorporating digital badges and internships.

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09/05/14 01:38PM

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697

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Youth Program Guidance Released

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08/28/14 01:11PM

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841

YouthBuild Webinar Series: Creating a Culture of Career Pathway Readiness

This webinar will explore work and learning activities that support career pathways development and academic achievement. How can your program ensure that students are better prepared to persist in and complete post-secondary education and training to sustain careers that ensure a livable wage in an in demand field? We will discuss suggestions for how these activities can be effectively infused and sequenced into program cycles for efficiently reaching students’ goals. We will also discuss the indicators which inform both your program design and career and post-secondary success. Please watch the pre-recorded webcast before the live webinar.  This short video contains much of the webinar content.

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08/05/14 02:00PM

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853

WIA Youth Flash Training Webcast Series

The Division of Youth Services presents the “Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Flash Training Series.” These “Flash Trainings” are brief (5 minutes or less) lessons focused on specific WIA Youth program topics. They are designed to provide information and direct those working with youth to tools and resources to help them best serve program participants. Current Flash Training topics include: Effective Front-Line Services- The Case Management Toolkit Financial Aid Toolkit Helping Out-of-School Youth Find Money for College: Dependency Helping Youth with Criminal Convictions Find Money for College Paid vs. Unpaid Internships WIA Youth Flash Training Supportive Services WIA Youth Flash Training WIA Youth Program WIA Youth Flash Training Youth Employment Rules WIA Youth Flash Training There will be more Flash Trainings coming soon! If you have any questions or suggestions on future topics, please contact us: youth.services@dol.gov

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08/05/14 12:00AM

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1739

YouthBuild Webinar Series: TENs and TEGLs - The Policies That Matter Throughout the Life of Your DOL YouthBuild Grant

During this webinar, you’ll learn some foundational concepts about Training and Employment Notices (TENs) and Training and Employment Guidance Letters (TEGLs) issued by the Employment and Training Administration, including the difference between the two. You’ll also hear why this type of guidance is important to your program success, and an introduction to the foundational TENs and TEGLs across program components. Resources for identifying TENs and TEGLs will also be shared, as well as an update on soon-to-be released guidance on Construction Plus and high school equivalency testing.

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07/08/14 02:00PM

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1125

The Promise of High-Quality Career and Technical Education: Improving Outcomes for Students, Firms, and the Economy

A College Board and Georgetown Law Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy report that examines the labor market environment confronting young people today and discuss the characteristics of career and technical education (CTE) programs that address those challenges.

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05/23/14 08:53AM

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601

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What's in Your Piggy Bank? Motivating Young First-Time Workers to Save

At the U.S. Department of Labor, we realize that summer youth employment is a critical element of success for young people. Our Division of Youth Services supports the workforce system to promote meaningful summer employment that helps young people develop workforce and leadership skills to get and keep good jobs, connects them to long term economic opportunity, and provides them the chance to establish good savings behavior. This webinar will highlight Young America Saves' First-Time Workers Pilot Project which promotes saving at work for young adults, ages 16 to 24, as one effort to increase overall workplace saving. Webinar participants will learn how the summer job orientation process can be an ideal opportunity to motivate newly-hired workers to make a savings commitment, sign up for direct deposit, and open a new or use an existing bank account to save automatically, with very positive benefits.

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04/09/14 03:30PM

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