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Webinars on Federal Career Pathways for Counselors

 
 

The U.S Office of Personnel Management is offering two free webinars for Career Services professionals at colleges and universities in 2017.  These sessions will give practical direction and guidance on Federal hiring and related topics that you can share with your students and alumni.  These sessions are not intended for students but rather for Career Services professionals.

Introduction of PROSPER Act: What's in it for Adult Learners?

The Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act, or the ‘‘PROSPER Act’’ is a Bill introduced in the House of Representatives on December 1, 2017, with the goal of "support[ing] students in completing an affordable postsecondary education that will prepare them to enter the workforce with the skills they need for lifelong success".

WINTAC - Career Pathways: A Roadmap for Innovation and Integration

  • Date: 
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
    Location: 
    Online webinar

Career Pathways: A Roadmap for Innovation and Integration

Please join us for our next live training exploring Career Pathways as a roadmap for innovation and integration, featuring speakers from Rehabilitation Services Administration,Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) at the American Institutes for Research, and WINTAC. Plus, a panel of Vocational Rehabilitation representatives on Career Pathways projects that can be replicated in other areas. The event is a joint effort of WINTAC and KTDRR.

ED Announces Gainful Employment Negotiators

Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released the names of the negotiators who will be tasked with rewriting the federal gainful employment regulation. In June, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made the announcement that the department would engage in negotiated rulemaking on the issue. The negotiators were selected from among educators, business and industry groups, consumer advocates, and accreditors.

Seattle Jobs Initiative: The SNAP E&T Advocates Guide

The SNAP E&T Advocates Guide (Guide) was produced by Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) with support from The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Guide is a playbook for advocates that seeks to provide them insight and ideas for their efforts to move States to take steps to develop and expand skills-based Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) in their States that effectively helps SNAP participants advance to self-sufficiency.

2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment & Disability Survey

The 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment & Disability Survey: Supervisors Perspecive (KFNEDS: SP) is the first national survey to look at the effectiveness of the practices that employers use to recruit, hire, train, and retain people with disabilities in their organizations, from the unique perspective of supervisors of employees with and without disabilities.  The results offer important new information for employers, policymakers, legislators, and

WES: How Community Colleges Help Immigrants Navigate Career Pathways

  • Date: 
    Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Location: 
    Online webinar

World Education Services' Global Talent Bridge sees community colleges as being positioned to play a major role in helping skilled immigrants re-enter their career fields. However, the opportunities for advanced training and upskilling are often difficult for immigrants to navigate. Several colleges are developing innovative approaches to help immigrants better understand career pathways to support their academic and professional goals.

Developing Career Pathways for VR Clients: Delaware DVR's Job-Driven Project

  • Date: 
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    Location: 
    Online webinar

Delaware DVR (DDVR) received JD-VRTAC technical assistance to create a statewide approach for developing Individual Plans for Employment that focus on career pathways. Career pathways emphasize an interconnected sequence of educational coursework and work experience that aligns with employer-validated competencies and certifications.

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Members of the President's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion

Following an Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeships in America, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta has announced members of the President's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. The Task Force—representing companies, trade and industry groups, educational institutions, and labor unions—brings to the table substantial workforce development experience in addressing the nation’s skills gap.

Hispanic Heritage Month & Latino Education and Economic Progress

The Center on Education and the Workforce, at Georgetown University, has released a suite of resources on its research into Latino education and economic progress, to include video, Powerpoint, interactive charts, and a comprehensive report.  These interactive tools profile the ten states with the largest Latino populations in the US.  You can access the
 full report, video, and interactive tool here

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