Monthly Archives: April 2013

The High Cost of Cutting Workforce Training

A significant percentage of our work force lacks critical education and skills needed in today’s economy — of that there can be no argument. Even though we have a large pool of unemployed workers, there’s a skills gap: They lack … more

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HR 114 Online Job Training Act of 2013

Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to require the Secretary of Labor to award National Online Workforce Training Grants for workforce training programs using distance-learning technologies, such as the Internet. Requires such grants to be awarded on a competitive … more

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Culture of Excellence Initiative to Launch in Piedmont Triad

Some time ago, TriadWorks held a regional meeting of JobLink Managers/Coordinators to brainstorm ideas for improving and standardizing the customer experience at the JobLink Career Centers. A workgroup was formed to analyze and recommend solutions to enhance customer service expectations. … more

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Real World Summit

Community Challenge/Problem Typical at-risk youth enrolled in the Workforce Investment Act Program have no developed skills in financial literacy, whether from traditional school systems or from their family. Many of these youth struggle with life-challenging situations and are not aware … more

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HR 113 Workforce Investments through Local Libraries Act or WILL Act

Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and revises requirements for member composition of state and local workforce investment boards to include individuals and organizations representing public libraries. “Requires state workforce investment plans to include a description of the procedures … more

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