[Jtgrantees] FW: Employment and Training Administration Announcements (Week of February 16, 2015)

Hanne, Glo ghanne at eicc.edu
Mon Feb 23 14:58:38 EST 2015


Glo Hanne
HMTRI, ATEEC / Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
201 N. Harrison Street, Suite 101
Davenport, IA 52801
563.441.4080 fax

From: Thompson, Kevin - ETA [mailto:Thompson.Kevin at dol.gov]
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2015 3:38 PM
Subject: Employment and Training Administration Announcements (Week of February 16, 2015)

FYI. A compilation of various Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announcements during the week of February 16, 2015 is attached in WORD format.  These items are based on Federal, State, local, non-profit and private sector sources (as well as media-gleaned) and are distributed by our Office of Workforce Investment to agency colleagues on a continuing basis.  Some of these items may be of interest to your work and activities.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) updates from ETA may be found at www.doleta.gov/wioa<http://www.doleta.gov/wioa>

*         MDRC Releases "Toward a Better Future: Evidence on Improving Employment Outcomes for Disadvantaged Youth in the United States"

*         Postsecondary Degrees and Credentials: Department of Education to Publish "First in the World Program" Priorities, Selection Criterion, and Definitions

*         SBA Launches Online Matchmaking for Small Business Loans

*         Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Blackstone Charitable Foundation Announces Third Annual Innovation Grant Recipients

*         USDA Announces $9 Million to Support Community Food Projects Program

*         CDFA Announces Brownfields Financing Toolkit

*         Census Bureau Releases 1.0 Version of Quality Workforce Indicators (QWI) Explorer

*         WIOA Resource Page Update:  HHS/ACF Report on TANF and WIA Now Available; Includes Postscript on TANF and WIOA "Coordination Points"

*         ETA Publishes "Vision for the Workforce System and Initial Implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014"

*         NIST Awards $20 Million for Research Center to Help Communities Increase Resilience to Disaster

*         Departments of Labor and Education to Host Virtual Listening Session on February 20 on Launch of "Online Skills Academy"

*         BLS Outlines Plans for Occupational Requirements Survey; Seeks Comments on SSA-Commissioned Data Collection

*         Regional Economic Development and Resilience: February 26 Webinar to Explore New EDA CEDS Content Guidelines

*         Understanding and Measuring Innovation Ecosystems at the Global Innovation Summit

*         February 20 Webinar to Discuss Second Round of Applications for "Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership" Designation

*         Manufacturing Innovation: Gaining the Advantage In a Fiercely Competitive Global Economy

*         Legal Services Corporation Announces Opening of Application Period for Technology Initiative Grant Program

*         DirectEmployers Association Launches Nonprofit Organization Preparing Central Indiana Students for STEM Careers

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