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Thursday, February 19, 2015
State workforce agencies are integral to the department's ability to expand employment opportunities and ensure fair and safe workplaces. On Feb. 19, representatives from many of these organizations gathered in Washington, D.C., for the National Association of State Workforce Agencies' 2015 Winter Policy Forum. Topics discussed included the president's proposed fiscal year 2016 budget and the continually improving economy and labor market. The implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act — the first major reform to federal job training programs in more than 15 years — was of particular interest to many. Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher P. Lu thanked the participants for their contributions to the economic recovery. He emphasized the importance of partnerships at the federal, state and local levels and how partnerships are essential to WIOA's success. "WIOA will modernize workforce development, building an even more integrated, job-driven system that links job seekers with local and regional employers," Lu said.
Veterans or their family members who need legal help on matters of wills, living wills and durable powers of attorney can receive free help at two upcoming clinics sponsored by the Washburn University School of Law.
Two Veterans Legal Assistance Clinics are scheduled on Saturday mornings, Feb. 28 and March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at the law school, 1700 S.W. College.
The clinic for veterans or families of those with military service will be staffed by Washburn Law students working without charge under the supervision of faculty members. Those seeking assistance will undergo an initial screening before meeting with upper-level students who have been certified by the Kansas Supreme Court to be legal interns at the school's Law Clinic.
Veterans or their family members are asked to bring proof of military connection and must meet financial eligibility requirements. Information about eligibility can be obtained by calling (785).670-1191.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Effective social media means keeping things interesting, engaging and helpful. The ultimate goal is to get followers to share and participate. But, what is 'good' content? Is it staying away from political, spammy or unethical posts? Yes, but it's not that simple. We live in a socially saturated world that demands worthwhile messages that quickly grab our interest.
Some things to consider:
Friday, February 13, 2015
On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, the Office of Family Assistance's Peer TA Network, along with partners from the U.S. Departments of Labor, and Housing and Urban Development, hosted the Investing in Youth and the Community: Summer Youth Employment Programs Webinar. This Webinar explored emerging initiatives, partnerships, and strategies for implementing summer youth employment programs. The Webinar highlighted federal, state, private, and public services available to engage youth in summer employment, while also providing TANF-serving organizations and other stakeholders with the opportunity to learn how to engage various partners in support of summer youth employment activities. Presenters included representatives from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Brandeis University's Center for Youth and Communities, and the Denver Public Housing Authority's Youth Employment Academy.
As a followup to this presentation, OFA created a series of Summer Youth Employment Program Profiles – providing more in-depth information on the background, program model, lessons learned, outcomes, and successes for a number of programs engaging youth in summer employment. These profiles highlight the activities of the City of Richmond, Department of Employment and Training's YouthWORKS Division; the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Employment and Training Center; and the Denver Housing Authority's Youth Employment Academy.
Powerpoint Presentation [PDF - 4,209 KB]
Webinar transcript [PDF - 815 KB]
Audio Recording [MP3 - 41,664 KB]
Program Profile: Buffalo Employment and Training Center [PDF - 198 KB]
Program Profile: Denver Housing Authority [PDF - 227 KB]
Program Profile: City of Richmond, Department of Employment and Training's YouthWORKS Division [PDF - 350 KB]