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  1. Training Series Setting Younger Youth Goals WIA Source Documents: TEGL 17-05 & AWI Memo (4. 08. 2008) Workforce Investment Act

  2. * Key abilities youth should demonstrate during their development: The ability to act in ways to ensure their best current and future health The ability to cope with positive and adverse situations The ability to develop and effectively use critical thinking skills The ability to gain the functional skills for employment and choosing a career The ability to work with others and sustain positive relationships The ability to respect the diverse backgrounds of others Youth Goals * CASE MANAGEMENT A Resource Manual Anne Thomas Adams Sundra Franklin Rebecca Taylor, Ph.D Workforce Investment Act - WIA

  3. Skills Gap: What’s expected and what is actually provided Youth Goals Sources: National Association of Manufacturers Workforce Investment Act - WIA

  4. Basic Skills Occupational Skills Work Readiness Skills WIA youth ages 14 -18 are required to have a least one goal per year from one of the three goal categories Youth Goals Workforce Investment Act - WIA

  5. Basic Skills goals: measurable increases in basic education skills Other Goals Writing Speaking Listening Problem Solving Reasoning • Typical Goals • Reading Comprehension • Math Computation Youth Goals Workforce Investment Act - WIA

  6. 9.0 Grade Level 7.0 Grade Level 5.0 Grade Level Basic Skills goals: measurable increases in basic education skills An additional Basic Skills goal must be set if the youth’s most recent post-assessment results show that reading or math levels are below the 9th grade level. Youth Goals Workforce Investment Act - WIA

  7. Occupational Skills Goal: A measurable increase in occupational skills Primary Occupational Skill Goals : Are specific skill sets needed for a particular job Are appropriate for those youth who have chosen a career field and are attempting to build specific skills within that area as a step in the training process. Completion is not intended to “qualify” a young person for the chosen job or career field, but rather target a narrower set of specific skills related to the job. Youth Goals * http://www.ci.durham.nc.us/departments/eed/pdf/a6.pdf Workforce Investment Act - WIA

  8. Occupational Skills Goal: A measurable increase in occupational skills Secondary occupational skills entail familiarity with and use of: Set-up Procedures Safety Measures Work- Related Terminology Record Keeping and Paperwork Formats Tools, Equipment and Materials Breakdown and Clean-up Routines Youth Goals Workforce Investment Act - WIA

  9. Assessment Criteria for setting Occupational Skills Goal • The job for which training is needed is within the youth’s chosen occupational field • The youth has never worked or has minimal work experience (less than 3 consecutive months, full-time experience)in the specific occupation or job • The youth has not successfully completed training in the specific occupation or job. Youth Goals Workforce Investment Act - WIA

  10. Work Readiness Skills goal: a measurable increase in work readiness skills Examples of Work Readiness Goals: • Punctuality and Regular Attendance • Presenting a Neat Appearance • Getting along and working well with others • Exhibiting good conduct • Following Instructions and completing task • Accepting Constructive Criticism • Showing initiative and responsibility • Labor Market Knowledge • Occupational Information • Values Clarification and Personal Understanding • Career Planning and Decision Making • Job Search Techniques • World-of-Work Awareness Youth Goals http://policyweb.sri.com/cep/publications/NWRC.pdf Workforce Investment Act

  11. Special Note:If American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds are used the participant may have more than three goals. Rules to remember when setting WIA younger youth goals • The first goal must be set on the date of the first youth service. • a minimum of one goal must be set at the beginning of each year of participation. • a maximum of three goalsmaybe set during each year of participation. • If assessment results show the participant to be basic skills deficient, then the first goal set must be a basic skills goal. • Attainment of a Work Readiness Skills Certificate does not count as a credential attainment. Youth Goals Workforce Investment Act - WIA

  12. Special Note:If American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds are used the participant may have more than three goals. Rules to remember when setting WIA younger youth goals – cont’d • The target date for accomplishing each skill goal must be set no later than one year from the date the goal was set. • Goals can be set as needed; however, participants must have at least one goal that has not been attained open at all times. Youth Goals Workforce Investment Act - WIA

  13. Rules to remember when setting WIA younger youth goals – cont’d A goal not achieved by the due date does not count as a positive attainment. Youth Goals Workforce Investment Act - WIA

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  15. Test Questions • The first goal can be set before the date of first service T F • Youth can participate in a WIA program without established goals T F • Work Readiness Skills Certificate can count as a credential attainment T F WIA Workforce Investment Act Source Documents: AWI – 062 & TEGL 17-05

  16. Questions or Additional Information • Corey J. McCaster Government Operations Consultant II Corey.McCaster@deo.myflorida.com (850) 245-7402 • Isabelle Potts Government Operations Consultant II Isabelle.Potts@deo.myflorida.com (850) 921-3148 Workforce Investment Act - WIA

  17. AWI 062 Recording Youth Assessment References • U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Guidance Letter 17-05 • Agency for Workforce Innovation Memorandum April 04, 2008 • Partnership for 21st Century Skills (2007). Beyond the Three Rs: Preparing U.S. Students for a Global Workforce. Washington, D.C.: Author.  • Partnership for 21st Century Skills (2008). 21st Century Skills, Education & Competitiveness: A Resource and Policy Guide. Washington, D.C.: Author.  • Peter D. Hart Research Associates, Inc. and The Winston Group (2006). Keeping our Edge: Americans Speak on Education and Competitiveness. Washington, D.C.: Hart/Winston. • Peter D. Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies (2005). Rising to the Challenge: Are High School Graduates Prepared for College and Work? Washington, D.C.: Achieve, Inc. Youth Goals Workforce Investment Act - WIA