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Workforce Investment Act Board Orientation

Workforce Investment Act Board Orientation. P.L. 105-220 Updated 2/13/2013. Workforce Investment Act Major Themes. Increased Coordination One-Stop Delivery System Universal Access Work First Enhanced Accountability Empowered Customers Increased Flexibility Locally Driven.

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Workforce Investment Act Board Orientation

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  1. Workforce Investment ActBoard Orientation P.L. 105-220 Updated 2/13/2013

  2. Workforce Investment ActMajor Themes • Increased Coordination • One-Stop Delivery System • Universal Access • Work First • Enhanced Accountability • Empowered Customers • Increased Flexibility • Locally Driven

  3. Increased Coordination • Workforce development, adult education & literacy, and Voc. Rehab. programs maintain separate funding streams and federal requirements • But WIA encourages seamless integration of services • All required One-Stop Partners • Allows for Unified State Plan

  4. Local Elected Officials • Designate Local Area-Petition Governor • Grant Recipient of Funds-may designate • Grant recipient or designee disburses funds for program activities • Retains Liability • Appoints Local Workforce Board • Approves Local Plan w/Workforce Board • Approves One-Stop Operator w/WDB • Conducts Oversight w/Workforce Board

  5. Local Workforce Investment BoardsComposition • Chair must be business • Members must include reps. of: • Local Business Majority • Local Education Entities • Labor Organizations • Community-based Organizations • Economic Development Agencies • One-Stop Partners • Existing PICs/Boards may be grand-fathered

  6. Local Workforce Investment Boards Membership Requirements • Business members must be CEO’s, Owners, High Level Managers • Business members nominated by business organizations or trade associations • Non-business members must be “Optimal” decision makers from their organizations

  7. Local Workforce Investment BoardsMajor Functions • Develop 5-year and succeeding local plans • Select operators/providers • One Stop Operator • Youth Providers – w/Youth Council • Identify Eligible Providers of Training • Develop budget for Board activities • Conduct program oversight • Negotiate local performance measures • Assist in employment statistics system • Broker employerlinkages/assistance • Promote Private Sector Participation


  9. One-Stop centersDesignation of One-Stop Operators • Designated by Local Board with agreement of CEO • May be designated through • A competitive process or • An agreement by Local board and consortium of at least 3 required One-Stop partners • Continuation of preceding One-Stop Systems

  10. One-Stop System Requirements • Mandatory Partners • Adult and youth activities under WIA • Wagner-Peyser - Employment Service • Adult Education • Vocational Rehabilitation • Older Americans Act • Post-secondary Voc Ed under Carl Perkins • Welfare-To-Work • TAA & NAFTA-TAA • Veterans E&T programs • Community Service Block Grant E&T Activities • Unemployment Insurance

  11. Discretionary One-Stop Partners • TANF - W2 • Food Stamps E&T Program • National & Community Services Program • Other Federal, state & local programs including programs in the private sector

  12. Adult & Dislocated Worker Services

  13. Three Tiers of Service • Core Services - Work First • Universal Access for Job Listings, Skill Requirements and Labor Market Information • Initial Intake, eligibility and referral for services • Intensive Services - Assessment, Counseling and other services for those unable to obtain employment through core services • Training - Individual Training Accounts for those meeting local criteria and otherwise unable to be placed

  14. Core Services • Eligibility Determination for WIA • Outreach, intake and orientation • Initial assessment • Job search and placement • Career counseling • LMI and job listings • Performance & cost information on training providers • Performance reports • Information on supportive services • Information on UI claims and filing • Information on Financial Aid • Follow-up services for WIA participants

  15. Intensive Services • Comprehensive assessment • Development of individual employment plan • Individual and group counseling • Career planning • Case management • Pre-employment services (interviewing skills, conduct, business dress) • Work Experience • Support Services

  16. Training • Types of Training • Occupational skills training • On-the-Job Training • Workplace Training/Co-op • Private Sector Training • Skills Upgrading • Entrepreneurial training • Job readiness training • Basic Skills Training combined w/other training • Customized training-employer hiring commitment

  17. Occupational Skills Training Requirements • Guided by customer choice • Individual Training Accounts • From State Eligible Training Provider Listing • Local Board Approved • Meet minimum requirements • In-demand occupations • Must exhaust other grant assistance (Pell etc.)

  18. Eligible Training Providers • Initial eligibility • Automatic eligibility • State Post Secondary educational institutions • Apprenticeship • Other providers must meet criteria established by Governor • Subsequent eligibility • Must meet minimum levels of performance • Performance and cost information must be provided

  19. Eligible Training ProvidersAdditional Features • State manages list of eligible providers • Workforce Boards approve individual training programs • Individuals may choose any provider on the list • States may enter into reciprocal agreements with other States

  20. Performance and Accountability • Adult & Dislocated Worker Performance Measures • Entered Employment Rate • Employment Retention Rate • Average Earnings

  21. Youth Services

  22. Youth Council • Subgroup of WIB • Members include: • WIB members with youth expertise • Representatives of youth service agencies • Representatives of public housing • Parents • Individuals with youth expertise • Current or former youth participants • Representatives of Job Corps

  23. Youth CouncilMajor Functions • Develop plan sections related to youth • Recommend selection of youth service providers • Conduct oversight of youth activities • Coordinate youth activities

  24. Youth Program Eligibility • Between ages 14 and 21 • Low-income, and one or more of: • deficient in basic skills • school dropout • homeless, a runaway or foster child • pregnant or a parent • an offender • needs additional assistance to complete educational program, or to secure and hold employment • 5% need not meet income requirements

  25. Formula Youth Programs • Single funding stream for year-round and summer (summer component is required) • Youth Council prepares youth portion of local plan • Competitive procurement for specified youth services* • Integration into One-Stop is local decision • At least 30% of funds for out-of-school youth

  26. Required Design Framework for WIA Youth Programs • Objective individual assessment • Service strategy development • Case Management • Provide for • Preparation for postsecondary educational opportunities • Linkages between academic and occupational learning • Connection to the job market and area employers

  27. Youth Program Elements • Tutoring, study skills and dropout prevention activities* • Alternative secondary school services* • Summer employment opportunities • Paid and unpaid work experience • Occupational skills training* • Leadership development activities* • Supportive services • Adult mentoring* • Follow-up services • Comprehensive guidance and counseling*

  28. Performance and Accountability • All Youth Performance Measures (Ages 14-21) • Placement In Employment and/or Education • Attainment of a Diploma, Degree or Certificate • Literacy or Numeracy Gain

  29. Enlightened, Confused or Both?

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