REGION Q Request for Proposals Bidders’ Conference. Workforce Investment Act Title 1 Younger & Older Youth Year Round Youth Programs & Services Program Year 2007 March 29, 2007 9:00 A.M. Agenda. Welcome & Purpose Region Q Websites Overview of Request for Proposal Performance Standards
Workforce Investment Act Title 1
Younger & Older Youth
Year Round Youth Programs & Services
Program Year 2007
March 29, 2007
Five County Region
IN-SCHOOL YOUTH (ISY)
The Workforce Investment Act defines an in-school youth (ISY) as a young person who
Out-Of-School Youth (OSY)\
The Workforce Investment Act defines an out-of-school youth (OSY) as a young person who:
AGE 14-18 YEARS OF AGE
AGE 19 – 21 YEARS OF AGE
Eligibility Determination and Registration
Individual Employment Plan (IEP)
The Region Q Workforce Development Consortium seeks an increase in career development experiences that demonstrate meaningful employer involvement. Many youth programs have built connections to a wide range of local employers. Youth are placed in subsidized summer jobs or internships with area businesses and community based organizations, while other employers participate as job-shadow hosts and mentors for young people. However, few initiatives exist to engage specific employers in comprehensive youth-serving partnerships – i.e. partnerships that use employer resources to support youth as they explore or progress upon a career pathway. Bidders should include innovative, sustainable employer partnerships in their WIA Youth program implementation plan. These connections must lead to increased youth placements in employment and post secondary education as well as meaningful exposure to the world of work with measurable skill gains. These experiences must be increasingly challenging over the course of a given youth’s participation and be linked to recognized career pathways.
Target Diverse Population of Youth
when Designing Programs
Examples may include, but not be limited to, the following: a blend of in-school and out-of-school youth working together on common projects and experiences; older youth mentoring younger youth within a given program; a racially and ethnically diverse group of youth participating in a learning center; disabled youth working together with non-disabled peers. Diversity enriches programming, youth experience, and encourages peer development, understanding, and mutual awareness and respect.
Leveraged Funding and Service Coordination
Bidders will leverage community resources to create a seamless network of services that are easily accessible and relevant to youth. To have a meaningful impact on the quality and breadth of the youth services system, Bidders must be able to draw upon a resource base that extends beyond WIA funding. Bidders should describe connections to other funding sources that will benefit participants and increase the cost effectiveness of federal funds.
Collaboration and Partnerships
Proposals are sought that demonstrates how partnership and community involvement will be used to meet the WIA youth program goals. Involving the local community means developing real partnerships among local schools, community college level, community based and faith based organizations, private sector employers and members of the community. Bidders are encouraged to leverage resources from partnerships and use them in development and implementation of the program. Key to providing comprehensive and improved services to more young people is the ability to leverage and coordinate a wide range of funding and community resources to provide quality youth opportunities. Collaboration and leveraging partnerships can meet service gaps, reach more young people, and use resources more efficiently.
Successful proposals will clearly emphasize the development of skills, knowledge and competencies that prepare youth for jobs and careers. Proposals should strongly link academic and occupational learning. Key strategies the Youth Committee is looking for in this area are linkages to apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships, occupational skills training, OJT (On-the-Job Training), employers, transitional services and attainment of academic credit and credentials, which include work readiness certificates that lead to employment.
are given as a guideline. Region Q has not received
Performance Goals for PY 2007.
Note: Performance goals are pending WIA reauthorization
and the implementation of Common Measures. All
Region Q Operators are expected to exceed
Common Measures proposed to be implemented:
Youth Measures: Placement inEmployment or Education
Attainment of a Degree or Certificate
Literacy or Numeracy gains
Cost Reimbursement Contract
Beaufort $ 323,993
Bertie $ 248,114
Hertford $ 244,205
Martin $ 295,426
Pitt $ 246,091
Submit proposals no later than
4:00 p.m. EDT on April 20, 2007
to the Region Q Local Area Office.
Proposals must include:
(1) One copy labeled “Original”
(5) Five additional copies of RFP
Submitted in 3-ring binder
Completion of all forms
Proposal Format and Required Forms in Order
ASSURANCES & CERTIFICATION
Friday, April 20, 2007 by 4:00 p.m. EDT
Proposals will not be accepted after 4:00 pm.,
on Friday, April 20, 2007.
AFTER THE BIDDERS’ CONFERENCE, STAFF WILL NOT RESPOND TO ANY QUESTIONS ASKED IN WRITING, PERSON OR BY TELEPHONE!
Region Q Workforce Investment Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities