Postsecondary education and credentials are key to economic mobility for individuals and economic competitiveness for our nation. Yet too many low-income adults and disadvantaged youth are locked out of the opportunity to earn credentials and are falling further and further behind. The Center advocates for better policies, more investment, and increased political will to address this national challenge. Learn more »

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Reengineer Education and Skill Development Systems: Federal, state, and local policies can help increase opportunity for low-income adults and disadvantaged youth by connecting education and training systems and funding innovative education and training strategies. Learn More »
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Increase Investment in Services and Capacity: States and communities can better serve more low-income youth and disadvantaged adults who seek postsecondary credentials by increasing investment in and coordination of funding for education and training. Learn More »
Strengthen Data and Accountability: Education and training systems should work together to better evaluate individual outcomes and improve services for low-income adults and disadvantaged youth. Learn More »

Aug 23, 2016  |  PERMALINK »

CLASP releases reference guide on WIOA Adult Priority of Service for High-Need Adults

By Anna Cielinski

CLASP has released a new memo in our WIOA Game Plan Opportunities for Action series. The memo serves as a reference guide on the WIOA adult program’s priority of service for “recipients of public assistance, other low- income individuals, and individuals who are basic skills deficient.”

Following recommendations for implementing and monitoring a strong priority of service, the guide includes text and citations from the statute, the final rules, guidance, planning requirements, and data collection in one place for easy reference. CLASP urges states and local areas to use these policies to implement a strong priority of service so that more high-need adults receive the employment and training services they need.

This Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 3:00 pm ET, Workforce GPS—an interactive online communication and learning technical assistance (TA) platform sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA)—is hosting a webinar titled “WIOA Adult, DW, WP Provisions -- Including WBL, POS, Co-location, & More!” This session, part of ETA’s “WIOA Wednesday Regs Training” series, will cover WIOA’s priority of service requirements for priority populations. Designed  for front-line staff, managers, and other intermediary workforce staff and partnering agencies, the webinar will provide a broad overview of many of the changes in the WIOA provisions that impact:

  • Adult and Dislocated Worker (DW) Programs;
  • Wagner-Peyser (WP) Employment Service Program;
  • Changes in Service Delivery;
  • Priority of Service (POS) Requirements/Priority Populations; and
  • Work-Based Learning (WBL) Options.

To participate in the webinar, registration and reservation is required.

Read the Adult Priority of Service reference guide >>

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