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Workforce GPS: Implications of Substance/Opioid Misuse and Addiction for the Workforce Development System

  • Date: 
    Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    Location: 
    Online webinar

Substance abuse, in particular opioid misuse and addiction, is a national epidemic.  Last year, drug overdoses killed about 72,000 Americans, according to the 

Workforce GPS: Implications of Substance/Opioid Misuse and Addiction for the Workforce Development System

  • Date: 
    Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    Location: 
    Online webinar

Workforce development professionals must have increasingly greater awareness of the issue and its impact on participants and employer partners as well as on workforce service delivery.  Join the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the U.S.

COABE Webinar: "Bridging the Skills Gap: Title I and II Working Collaboratively" 8/10/18 @ 2:00 EDT

"Bridging the Skills Gap: Title I and II Working Collaboratively"

Date: Friday, August 10, 2018

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Presented by: Jesse McCree and Tim Shenk

Seed Investment Fund for Adult Workforce Development

Strada Education Network, a national nonprofit united to strengthen America’s pathways between education and employment, has announced a new $1.5 million seed investment fund to back ventures focused on creating solutions that will serve working learners and help define the learning ecosystem of the future.

Federal funds helps libraries work with Adult Education & Workforce Development

Providence Public Library, in partnership with Chicago Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library, and World Education, Inc., will receive a new $553,649 federal grant to test and disseminate innovative adult education and workforce development library practices.  The project will build upon and expand programs and practices already in place at the three partner libraries (Learning Lounges; Mobile Learning; and Learning Circles).  The three partners and six selected pilot libraries will implement one or two new approaches into their system to study how these practices can be implemented and

Strengthening Education and Workforce Development for Justice-Involved Young Adults

With support from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, RTI International invites community partnerships to join a technical assistance initiative to improve the outcomes of justice-involved young adults (ages 16–24). This new initiative will connect these youths with career and technical education (CTE), workforce development, and special education services.

Communities selected to participate in this free training must engage the following partners:

Study Workforce: Workforce 101 for Elected Officials and Boards

The National Association of Counties (NACo), National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), National Governors' Association (NGA), National League of Cites (NLC), and U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) are pleased to provide Study Workforce, a learning platform to support local elected officials, workforce board members, agency staff, and workforce development professionals seeking to build their knowledge and skills in the workforce development arena.

Village Capital and Lumina Foundation Program and Funding for Workforce Readiness Ed Tech

Village Capital (VC) and Lumina Foundation are looking for start-ups involved with workforce readiness for a program aiming to connect them with advisory boards to validate (or not) their  work on improving participant outcomes.  VC and Lumina will run business development workshops for participants, and two start-ups will be peer selected for an initial $75K investment in their product ideas. 

Applications are due April 10th.  Learn more about the application process here.

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