Webinar: Harnessing the Power of Data-Driven Innovations

Hi everyone - I wanted to share an upcoming U.S. Department of Labor webinar and new resources from the Workforce Innovations Fund (WIF) project team. The webinar is this Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM Eastern.


Dear Colleagues,

This is a friendly reminder that the Employment and Training Administration’s Eye on the Workforce Innovation Fund Stakeholder Engagement Series will host its final webinar, Harnessing the Power of Data-Driven Innovations, this Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2 p.m. EDT. ETA will host and moderate the event, which will feature Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) grantees from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Utah Department of Workforce Services and Montana Department of Labor and Industry, and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership. Register today at http://bit.ly/VhEhFL!

If you’re unable to join us on Wednesday, we invite you to read our newly released case studies, featuring workforce innovations being implemented in Ohio and Rhode Island. These visually engaging guides provide excellent strategies, best practices, and lessons learned that can be adapted for use by other workforce-related organizations.

Case Study Series:

Our first case study features Ohio’s Business Resource Network (BRN). “Our goal over the course of the three year-grant cycle is to reach out to more than 750 businesses and deliver services to more than 500 of them,” says JoAnn Breedlove, Deputy Director of Ohio’s Workforce Initiative Association. As of May 2014, more than 600 businesses have been engaged by the Business Resource Network and services have been delivered to 452 businesses. Intrigued by these promising results from the BRN? Curious about their strategies to reach and engage hundreds of businesses? Read more!

Our second case study features Rhode Island’s On-Ramps to Career Pathways project. “A hallmark of the On-Ramps to Career Pathways work has been our partnerships. We are working with a number of state agencies to better align our systems in order to meet the needs of our customers and our employers in Rhode Island,” says David Tremblay, Administrator, State Workforce Investment Office, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. Want to hear how Rhode Island is leveraging its partnerships to improve employment opportunities for its constituents? Read more!
We would love to hear your comments or questions about either WIF project; please share your thoughts with us on the bottom of the Stakeholder Engagemet Series Web page. Stay tuned for the release of our final case study! We look forward to engaging with you on Wednesday.

Your partners in innovation,

The WIF project team