The Employment and Training Administration is excited to announce the launch of the Innovation and Opportunity Network! The Innovation and Opportunity Network (ION) is your online learning and teaching community designed to help you connect with your peers and partners. ION encompasses multiple forms of training and technical assistance focused on the dynamic action and innovation called for under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Please join us for this virtual event to learn more about ION and how you, your board, staff, and partners can be part of it. The event will feature a panel of workforce leaders discussing what steps they have taken and are currently taking to advance the vision of WIOA in their state and local areas. Learn from the challenges and successes of your peers to assist in your own journey through WIOA implementation. You will also learn about the upcoming training and technical assistance efforts to support you through the journey. We encourage you to participate in this webinar with your WIOA partners!
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More WIOA Implementation Resources Available
May 18th starts “Sectors Week” for ETA and Partners!
Youth Unemployment Resources
This session is the fourth 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).Helping in-school and out-of-school youth access the services and supports they need to succeed is a critical goal of WIOA. Workforce Development Boards in partnership with their Youth Standing Committees are key connectors and conveners for local youth programs and resources. This engaging and interactive webinar will provide information, resources, and local examples that will inform your program's WIOA implementation strategies and service delivery. We have an amazing array of workforce system leaders lined up for you this month, and hope you will join us!Through your participation on the webinar you will:
Understand the nuts and bolts of WIOA Youth Standing Committee requirements and opportunities
Learn from your peers about their transition from Youth Councils to Youth Standing Committee plans going forward
Hear from Youth Committee leaders about great work that is already underway Share and identify other tools and resources that would be helpful for all Youth Standing Committees across the country
On April 16, 2015, the Departments of Labor and Education announced the publication of five Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This webinar is designed to assist workforce system stakeholders with the formal process of reviewing and commenting on the NPRMs. Please visit www.regulations.gov to share your comments on the specific proposed rules, in accordance with the process outlined in the NPRMs.