KRA Workforce & Government News

Workforce GPS Newsletter LogoThe USDOL WorkforceGPS Newsletter is one of the most educational and informative venues KRA has found for staying up-to-date on the latest ETA/AJC Workforce System Strategies’ events, programs, and resources.  If you are looking for evidence-based research and emerging practices, Workforce System Strategies (WSS) is the place to start on WorkforceGPS.

Through our own Workforce & Government Edition of Inside KRA Today, we are sharing the contents of the August edition with our business- and career-services customers, our clients, and our other valuable partners and stakeholders.  

WSS Summertime Reads – With the end of summer fast approaching, it’s time to start planning for the upcoming school year; and in that spirit, the WSS Team has some “beach reads” for you to enjoy as you soak up those last few rays of summer sunshine. In this one-pager, you will find summaries of three reports that highlight some of the work that community colleges across the country are doing to train individuals to meet the workforce needs of in-demand industries.

A “Novel” Approach to Serving Individuals with Complex Stories – Many states and local areas have expressed a need for tools that help AJCs coordinate staff and partners to work collaboratively across programs. Enter AJC Customer Flow Scenarios. This newly released tool features five illustrated stories that represent scenarios of customer experiences and the guidance an AJC staff member might provide. These stories demonstrate the characteristics of a high-quality one-stop center, as described in TEGL 04-15.

Collection Spotlight: LMI Central – This month, the WorkforceGPS Team would like to introduce you to LMI Central, a portal to innovative and relevant sources of workforce and labor market information for data-driven planning.  LMI Central provides a diverse palette of resources to assist you in “painting a picture” of your labor market and to help you improve your employment and training programs and policies. To view this collection and keep abreast of new products, new tools, analysis techniques, and training events, click here.

In Case You Missed It – ETA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary, Byron Zuidema, recently took a look back at the WIOA National Convenings and authored the latest blog post ION; read what he has to say here.

Featured Content –  Resources for Children of Incarcerated ParentsA Toolkit for Building Successful Community College-Employer RelationshipsLayoff Aversion Questions for Business; and  Apprenticeship Partnership Models in Action

Upcoming Events – August 21, 2017: Navigating Language and Cultural Barriers; September 07, 2017: TAACCCT Tales: Credit for Prior Learning – From Capacity Building to Sustainability


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