Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Chicago Region October 15, 2014. Agenda. Overview of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Key Implementation Dates Focused Discussions Governance and the One-Stop System Performance Youth Partnerships. WIOA Overview.
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October 15, 2014
(1) increasing access to and opportunities for the employment, education, training, and support services that individuals, particularly those with barriers to employment;
(2) supporting the alignment of workforce investment, education and economic development systems in support of a comprehensive, accessible and high-quality workforce development system;
(3) improving the quality and labor market relevance of workforce investment, education and economic development efforts;
(4) promoting improvement in the structure and delivery of services;
(5) increasing the prosperity of workers and employers; and
(6) for purposes of title I, to provide workforce investment activities, through statewide and local workforce development systems, that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants, and increase attainment of recognized postsecondary credentials by participants, and as a result, improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, increase economic self-sufficiency, meet the skill requirements of employers, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the Nation.
the One-Stop System
WIOA makes state /local boards more flexible and better-positioned to meet local and regional employers’ workforce needs.
WIOA promotes alignment of workforce development programs with regional economic development strategies to meet the needs of local and regional employers.
WIOA increases the quality and accessibility of services that job seekers and employers receive at their local AJCs.
What opportunities do the new State/local board membership requirements present? Challenges?
WIOA requires states to identify regions within their state and for local areas in regions to coordinate planning and service delivery.
What are your ideas of specific guidance that will support states/local areas in carrying out these requirements?
The functionsof State and local boards are enhanced.
What opportunities does this present?
Which functions present the greatest challenge(s) in terms of implementation?
WIOA now requires that State Boards focus on continuous improvement of the One-Stop delivery system and develop One-Stop standards and a certification process.
What is your input in terms of guidance that will support states in carrying out this mandatory role?
WIOA includes provisions about the sharing of One-Stop infrastructure and other common costs related to the operation of the centers and the provision of career services.
What challenges do you foresee in this area? What can ETA do to facilitate the implementation of these provisions?
WIOA requires One-Stop Operators to be competitively bid.
What should the WIOA regulations say about this provision?
If we are successful in implementing WIOA, what does One Stop service delivery look like two years from now?
WIOA prepares vulnerable youth for successful employment through the increasing use of proven service models.
What opportunities do you see for youth under WIOA?
What is challenging about implementing the youth-related provisions in WIOA?
What strategies will you use to meet the increased Out-of-School Youth (OSY) expenditure requirement?
What strategies might be employed to match more youth participants with work experience activities including pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship?
What program structure and strategic direction opportunities do you envision for the local youth council? Challenges?
With the OSY age range expanded to age 24, what considerations are being made for increased service integration/access in the AJC?
Are you concerned about integrating any of the 5 new program elements into the program?
If so, which ones do you need technical assistance to achieve?
WIOA ensures that Federal investments in employment and training programs are evidence-based and data-driven, and accountable to participants and tax-payers.
WIOA increases accountability and information for job seekers, employers, and the public.
What challenges do the provisions of section 116 on performance accountability present for states and local areas?
WIOA includes several new performance measures and we’d like to get your input on how we might define and measure them, including:
What technical assistance will be most useful to states and local to prepare for successful implementation of:
WIOA makes available data on training providers’ performance outcomes, based upon new reporting requirements for the Eligible Training Provider List.
The Departments of Labor and Education are considering the definition of performance failure and failure to report in determining the application of sanctions.
What factors should be considered?
Which provisions related to performance accountability require specific guidance or regulation to help your program operations?
Which provisions should be left more flexible, and why?
WIOA requires the Secretaries of Labor and Education to provide guidelines on the establishment and operation of a fiscal and management accountability information system.
What might the Departments consider in the development of these guidelines?
What opportunities are there to one integrated reporting layout?
What would facilitate the use of one integrated report layout?
What would the challenges be to using one integrated reporting layout?
WIOA ensures that employment and training services provided by the core programs are coordinated and complementary.
WIOA promotes the alignment of the workforce, education, and economic development systems in support of a comprehensive, accessible, and high-quality workforce development system.
What opportunities or challenges do you see in the implementation of this vision?
WIOA adds new One-Stop required partners.
Employment services are required to be co-located with One-Stops under WIOA.
TANF and Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (RExO) Adult program are now required partners.
WIOA provides that UI services to be provided through the one-stop delivery system include both information and assistance in claims filing.
What issues should DOL consider in drafting the regs and guidance to ensure the active involvement/participation from these required partners?
States are required to submit a single unified strategic plan for the core programs or may submit a combined state plan that covers the core programs plus one or more One-Stop partner programs.
What policy guidance or technical assistance would be helpful to you?
Do you have examples of integrated planning that you would like to share?
States and local areas are encouraged to improve customer service and program management by integrating intake, case management, and reporting systems.
How can DOL support states and local areas in these efforts?
What TA do you need?
Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
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