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Using Ability to Benefit in Your Program: What is Your Experience?

Hello, Colleagues -

As you know, Ability to Benefit (AtB) is designed to reduce barriers to higher education for learners without a high school credential. It also allows adult and higher education institutions to partner in serving these learners, and better integrate their financial aid systems with WIOA.

Disclosure under WIOA: What Can I Ask?

Hello, LINCS Community Members-

A member sent me the following comment and question.  In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (ADEAM), I'd like to hear how your program addresses the issue of disability identification with your learners.  

Challenges and successes for PD to guide students to reach performance outcome measures.

In case you missed it, COABE Webinar Expanding Professional Development and Marketing for WIOA SuccessThe presenter, Randy Whitfield, Ed.D., discussed how WIOA is dramatically different than previous legislation for adult education. The performance outcome measures include: (1) Achievement of an Educational Functioning Level, (2) Enrollment in Postsecondary Education or Training, (3) Employment by 2nd or 4th Quarter After Exit and Median Earnings. 

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Workforce GPS: Eligible Training Providers - Guidance Overview - Part II

  • Date: 
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    Location: 
    Online webinar

Illinois Defines Career Pathways

Illinois has defined what career pathways are for stakeholders in the state. LINCS member, and CLASP senior policy analyst, Judy Mortude, recently noted that “... trusted advocates worked with state agencies and policymakers ... to develop a single definition of career pathways and provide guidance to practitioners”.

Rehabiliation Services Administration (RSA) 911: Data Dashboards

Does your WIOA State Plan include work with your state’s Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) partners?  If so, this is important data for you to know about too!

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has developed RSA-911 data dashboards which include feedback on quarterly and Program Year data to State VR Agencies. The data dashboards include specific data elements that agencies can use for quality assurance reviews and evaluation of your program. 
The five data dashboards include the following:

WINTAC: Braided Funding for Supported Employment Services

  • Date: 
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
    Location: 
    Online webinar

 

 

This live-training webinar will provide some excellent examples of how Oregon and Colorado are partnering to effectively braid Medicaid funds with VR and other agencies to help provide services related to supported employment and extended services. Additional information on understanding where Medicaid resources can be leveraged will also be shared.

Participants will learn:

WorkforceGPS: WIOA State Plans - Using the Online Portal for Plan Submission

  • Date: 
    Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
    Location: 
    Online webinar

In coming weeks, states will be submitting the required two-year modification for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified and Combined State Plans.  This training provides an overview of the submission platform, a.k.a. the State Plan Portal, and its features.  

Topics will include how to obtain an account, permission levels, navigation of the portal, data entry, how to ensure the contents of the plan are 508-compliant, and other mechanics of using the system.  This training is intended for new users as well as those who need to refresh their knowledge.

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