Youth Wia 101 sesion March 25, 2014


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Youth Workforce Development Coucil Outreach
Workforce Investment Act

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  • Streamline services:Integrate information and services in one location for easier access for job seekers and business2. Empowering Individuals: ITAs supplement financial aid that is already accessible through other resources.ETPL: consumer reports providing key information on the performance and outcomes of training and education providers
  • 4. AccountabilityWIA goal is to increase employment, retention and earnings of participantsTraining providers also have to demonstrate successful performance to remain eligible to receive WIA funds
  • 5. WDCs:Business-led boardsBusiness and labor have an immediate and direct stake in the quality of the workforce investment systemProvide critical data on local workforce needs:Skills that are in demand (or declining)Career fields that are expandingIdentification and development of programs that best meet local employer needs6. Improved youth programs:Include:Activities that promote youth development and citizenshipAdult mentoring ad follow-upTargeted opportunities for youth living in high poverty areas
  • Role of Local WIB: CFR: 661.305
  • Executive Board: Co-chairs: Mayor of Tacoma-Marilyn Strickland and Pierce County Executive-Pat McCarthy. Pierce County Council member Rick Talbert, Tacoma Council Member Joe Lonergan and WDC Chair Eric Hahn.Responsibilities: Oversee all administrative and operational aspects of WFC. Appoints the CEO who is delegated the authority for proper administration of WFC.Establishes the WDC who advises the Executive Board as it relates to WIA workforce development
  • Prohibition: WIA Sec. 129(4) and (6)
  • Youth Wia 101 sesion March 25, 2014

    1. 1. WIA 101 WIA Youth Services RFP 2014 Outreach Plan March 25, 2014
    2. 2. Topics covered: • Workforce Investment Act (WIA) • Youth Councils • WIA Youth Services 2
    3. 3. WIA Overview 3
    4. 4. Public Law 105-220 • President Clinton signed into law August 7, 1998 • Superseded the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Goals • Increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants • Increase occupational skill attainment by participants Outcomes • Improve the quality of the workforce • Reduce welfare dependency • Enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the Nation Workforce Investment Act (WIA) 4
    5. 5. 7 Key Principles 1. Streamline services through a One-Stop delivery systems (WorkSource) 2. Empower individuals through information and access to training services 3. Universal access to employment related services with job search resources made available to everyone 5
    6. 6. 4. Increase accountability through performance indicators and sanctions if performance is not met 6
    7. 7. 5. Strong role for local Workforce Investment Boards (WDCs in Washington) and the private sector Youth Councils, as subgroups of the WDCs, guide the development and operation of youth programs 6. State and local flexibility and authority to implement innovative and comprehensive workforce investment systems 7. Improved youth programs linked to local labor market needs and community youth programs with strong connections between academic and occupational learning 7
    8. 8. WIA Roles and Responsibilities 8
    9. 9. Federal and State US Dept. of Labor Employment & Training Administration (DOL ETA) • Administers WIA at the Federal level • Provides funding, negotiates and oversees state performance WA State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board (WTECB) • Designates local Workforce Development Areas • Develops state plan and prepares annual reports with ESD • Negotiates performance levels with DOL and WDCs WA State Employment Security Department (ESD) • Passes through WIA formula funds to Workforce Development Areas • Monitors local areas for WIA compliance • Develops state plan and prepares annual reports with WTECB 9
    10. 10. Local: 12 WDCs in WA State 10
    11. 11. Composition of WDCs • Chair must be from a private business • Majority must be business members • Additional members include: Education providers Labor organizations Community-based organizations Economic development agencies All One-Stop partners Other representatives determined appropriate by the local elected officials 11
    12. 12. WDCs, in partnership with local elected officials  Develop the 5-year local plan submitted to the Governor  Oversee the One-Stop system  Select One-Stop operators  Identify youth, adult and dislocated worker service providers  Maintain list of eligible training providers  Develop a budget for carrying out the duties of the local board  Negotiate local performance measures  Assist the Governor in developing statewide employment statistics systems  Coordinate workforce investment activities with economic development strategies and develop employer linkages  Promote private sector involvement in the workforce system 12
    13. 13. Operations – Direct Services Youth Adult Dislocated Worker Business Services WorkForce Central Executive Board Planning and Program Development Contract Compliance Strategic Initiatives Technical Assistance WDC Staffing Fiscal and Administration Funds Management Fiscal Compliance Administrative Oversight WorkForce Central CEO Local Governance Structure WDC Youth Council Pierce County Youth Consortium 13
    14. 14. Youth Councils 14
    15. 15. Youth Council - Subgroup of WDC Composition should include:  Members of the WDC who have special interest or expertise in youth policy  Social service representatives, such as juvenile justice and local law enforcement agencies  Public housing authority representatives  Parents of eligible youth seeking assistance under WIA  Individuals, including former participants  Members who represent organizations that have experience relating to youth activities  Job Corps representatives  Other individuals, who are determined to be appropriate by the WDC Chair, in cooperation with the chief elected official * Members of Youth Council who were not appointed to the Local Board must be voting members of the Youth Council and nonvoting members of the Local Board. 15
    16. 16. Youth Council Responsibilities • Develop youth portion of 5-year local plan • Subject to WDC’s approval: Recommend youth providers and grant awards Conduct oversight of youth programs Coordinate youth activities Other duties authorized by the WDC Chair 16
    17. 17. Operations – Direct Services Youth Adult Dislocated Worker Business Services WorkForce Central Executive Board Planning and Program Development Contract Compliance Strategic Initiatives Technical Assistance WDC Staffing Fiscal and Administration Funds Management Fiscal Compliance Administrative Oversight WorkForce Central CEO Local Governance Structure WDC Youth Council Pierce County Youth Consortium 17
    18. 18. WIA Youth Services 18
    19. 19. WIA Eligible Youth • Ages 14 through 21; • Low-income*; and • One or more of the following:  Deficient in basic literacy skills  School dropout  Homeless, runaway, or foster child  Pregnant or parenting  Offender record  Individual (including a youth with a disability) requiring additional assistance to complete education or secure and hold employment * Up to 5% of youth participants who do not meet income eligibility criteria may be enrolled. 19
    20. 20. Youth Program Design Requirements • At least 30% of funding must be used to provide activities to Out-of-school youth  No longer engaged or connected to secondary education  Graduated or have a GED but no sustainable plans  Graduated or have a GED but have no post-secondary education or career targets 20
    21. 21. Design Requirements Cont’d • Objective Assessments and Individual Service Strategies for each youth participant • Preparation for post-secondary educational opportunities • Linkages between academic and occupational learning • Preparation for employment • Connections to the job market and employers 21
    22. 22. 10 Elements That Must be Available 1. Tutoring, study skills training and instruction leading to secondary school completion, including dropout prevention strategies 2. Alternative secondary school offerings 3. Summer employment opportunities directly linked to academic and occupational learning 4. Paid and unpaid work experiences, including internships and job shadowing 5. Occupational skills training 22
    23. 23. 6. Leadership development opportunities, including community service and peer-centered activities encouraging responsibility 7. Supportive services 8. Adult mentoring for a duration of at least 12 months - both during and after program participation 9. Follow-up services 10. Comprehensive guidance and counseling, including drug and alcohol abuse counseling and referrals to counseling 10 Elements Cont’d 23
    24. 24. PY13 (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014) Youth Federal Performance Measures  Attainment of Degree/Certificate: 74.5%  Literacy & Numeracy Gains (Out-of-school youth only): 47.8%  Placement in Employment or Education: 68.1% 25
    25. 25. WIA Youth funds may not be used to: • Develop or implement education curricula for school systems • Provide funding under the School to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 26
    26. 26. WIA Law and Regulations: 27
    27. 27. Questions? Contact: Brent Capatch 253-448-8636 27