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

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.

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

Event: COABE: I-BEST and IET - Connecting Adult Education Students to Living Wage Careers

Integrated Education and Training (IET) is a critical service approach under WIOA Title II. I-BEST is an IET delivery model with a proven track record for student success. This webinar will highlight how the I-BEST model meets IET requirements and will showcase examples of I-BEST and I-BEST-like programming currently offered in the state of Washington.

Register here

Date: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Online webinar

Event: Explore VR Webinar: Engaging Businesses from a Blindness Perspective

Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 

Event: Workforce GPS Webinar: Effectiveness in Serving Employers under WIOA

Has your state identified at least two approaches for the pilot program?  Wondering what progress other states are making with their pilot programs?  How will your state report data to their respective federal agencies?  If your state has these or similar questions, mark your calendar for this webinar.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Online webinar

Discussion: Career Pathways Checklist - Do you have questions?

The Career Pathways Checklist has been added to the LINCS platform. This checklist is designed as a work aid to help determine the extent to which a newly developed, or existing, program meets the requirements for career pathways in section (3)(7) of WIOA. The LINCS Team encourages you check it out and share information with your local adult education providers.

Bulletin: American Federation for the Blind: A WIOA Program Activity Guide

The Transition to Work: Program Activity Guide was created for community rehabilitation program providers, vocational rehabilitation agencies, and teachers of students with visual impairments working to improve employment outcomes for teens and young adults who are blind or visually impaired.  The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires states to reserve funds to provide pre-employment transition services to

Bulletin: WIOA Performance Accountability Training for Serving Vocational Rehabilitation Consumers

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has developed a training curriculum which provides an overview of the joint guidance issued in Technical Assistance Circulars (TAC) 17-01 and 17-04. This curriculum contains seven independent modules that provide information on the key terms outlined in section 116 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as well as the six performance accountability indicators.

Please go to the National Clearinghouse of Training Materials (NCRTM) at:

Bulletin: WIOA and Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)

Within WIOA, there is a provision stating that all comprehensive American Job Centers (AJC) and affiliated sites must be physically and programmatically accessible to individuals with disabilities.

More specifically, information and communication technology (ICT) designed, procured, maintained, and used by AJCs must comply with the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of Section 188 of WIOA and its implementing regulations.

Bulletin: Workforce GPS: Supportive Services Desk Reference

This desk reference provides an overview of the different types of Supportive Services available for adults, dislocated workers, and youth participants of programs under WIOA.

Bulletin: Workforce GPS: Work Based Learning Desk Reference

This desk reference provides an overview of the different types of Work-Based Learning opportunities available with the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs under WIOA. Information provided includes general descriptions of each type of Work-Based Learning as well as the target populations for each.

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