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:
Recently, a member of our community reached out for support on career pathway options for individuals with a professional background, who have faced criminal conviction charges, and are trying to navigate a new career path. I was surprised, once again, by the diverse population of adult learners we have in our midst in the LINCS community. I confessed that I wasn’t familiar with programs that offer advice for individuals in his situation.
Intentional design and implementation of career pathways are important to advance the achievement of students of color at community colleges. Ms. Robin Fernkas, from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), will share insights for using DOL resources to create and strengthen career pathways programs. Ms. Laura Ellsworth and Ms. Aundrea Wheeler of Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) will discuss PGCC’s process to tailor the Guided Pathways program to best meet student needs.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced $85 million in grants to support and expand YouthBuild programs across the country. YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship model, provides at-risk youth ages 16-24 with education and occupational skill development to obtain employment in construction and other in-demand industries.
OCTAE is seeking peer reviewers for the Pathways to STEM Apprenticeship for High School Career and Technical Education Students (Pathways to STEM Apprenticeship Grants) competition to be held this summer. We need individuals with expertise in apprenticeship, work-based learning, career and technical education, STEM education, high schools, and community colleges.
Join Th Workforce Data Quality Campaign(WDQC) for a conversation on how measuring non-degree credentials can help states meet their postsecondary attainment goals, and prepare people for the workforce.
That title can’t be right, can it? That must be what you’re thinking. It’s what I thought when I read it from the recently published, Five Rules of the College and Career Game, published from the Center for Workforce Education, at Georgetown University. I encourage you to take a look at Rule #4: Less Education Can be Worth More, and see for yourself the evidence for this rule.
How is your program handling the unique employment issues facing your formerly incarcerated learners? Do you know what those challenges are, and what best practices look like in programs that actively work to address them?