DOL Announces WIOA Webinars

August 19, 2014

Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Training and Employment Notice, announcing that it will convene a series of webinars over the course of the next month on various Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) implementation topics. The webinars, conducted in coordination with the Department of Education (DoED), will be used to obtain input on WIOA implementation from a range of interested stakeholders.

Registration and a list of discussion questions for each webinar will be available on the DOL Employment and Training Administration’s WIOA Resource page. All webinars will begin at 2pm. Dates and topics for each webinar are listed below.

  • Thursday, August 21 – Strengthening the One Stop System
  • Friday, August 22 – Job-Driven Training for Adults and Dislocated Workers
  • Monday, August 25 – Integrated Performance Reporting and the ETPL
  • Tuesday, August 26 – Consultation with Consumers, Advocacy Groups, and Direct Service Providers on Services for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Thursday, August 28 – The Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Program
  • Tuesday, September 2 – Services to Individuals with Disabilities
  • Friday, September 5 – Services to Disconnected Youth
  • Thursday, September 11 – Strategic Program Alignment and Unified Planning
  • Friday, September 12 – WIOA and Registered Apprenticeship
  • Monday, September 15 – The Indian and Native American Program

The Department of Education has also begun seeking stakeholder input on WIOA implementation. Last week, DoED’s Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE), in collaboration with the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services posted a blog asking stakeholders to submit comments and recommendations on implementation of WIOA Titles II and IV. Comments may be submitted in response to the blog through August 29, 2014. OCTAE also plans to host a webinar on the adult education and literacy provisions of WIOA on August 28 at 2:30 p.m.

NSC will provide updates on opportunities to weigh in with the agencies on WIOA implementation as they become available.