Prepared by DOL Contractor Coffey This sample DOL Participant Folder was developed to assist grantees in creating participant folders that meet Federal guidelines. While this is not the only way to set up a participant folder, it does demonstrate and include all required eligibility, testing and in-program work, as well as placement/retention services and case notes.
Research shows that 20,000 youth age out of foster care annually; many are unprepared for higher education or employment. Several national initiatives focus on improving outcomes for foster youth, including projects funded by the Casey Family Programs initially funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Research from the Institute for Educational Leadership and Johns Hopkins University will show how youth programs can optimize staffing, youth and employer engagement, and follow-up. This Webinar will discuss the benefits and challenges of working with foster youth (e.g., the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and the Chafee Education and Training Voucher Program). There will be a Question and Answer session following the presentations by Dorothy Ansell of the National Resource Center for Youth Services; Howard Knoll and Paul Di Lorenzo of Casey Family Programs; and Pam Johnson of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families. The session will highlight public/private partnerships between the Federal government and the Nation's largest operating foundation focused on youth in foster care, the Casey Family Programs. Webinar related resources: Recording Presentation
Workforce Strategy Center (WSC) conducted a three-part webinar series based on recently released report, Employers, Low-Income Young Adults, and Postsecondary Credentials. With the goal of helping low-income young adults to attain postsecondary credentials, the one-hour webinars focus on the roles employers can play, how employer involvement can be sustained, and how different sites in our report use data to track their programs to continuously improve services to students and employers. The events were made possible with support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Cisco Systems.
Do you have a bias for action as you navigate the alignment of economic and community development strategies among stakeholders, funders, contributors and policy makers? Are you looking for a more effective way to support your community’s economic recovery through effective collaboration? More and more local areas and states are using a process called Strategic Doing to plan, implement, manage, and evaluate for maximum results - whether the end goal is a career pathways initiative, a recovery act green jobs project, or the development of a regional industry sector strategy.
More than 1.3 million high school students fail to earn a diploma every year. As education leaders continue to search for solutions, data-driven strategies have emerged as an essential tool for combating the nation’s dropout crisis. Join two leading national experts as they discuss the state of high school graduation and how leveraging data can help to reduce dropout and put students onto the path for success in college, career, and life. This is the archived presentation of a webinar originally broadcast June 15, 2010 and was hosted by EdWeek.org and Sponsored by Scholastic.
Earlier this year, the Alliance for Excellent Education documented the benefits of reducing the dropout rate for all students in the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. Building on this work, it is now able to estimate the economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in these metro areas. On July 7, the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Campaign for High School Equity hosted a live webinar to release these new findings and to discuss the challenges of improving high school graduation rates among students of color and what doing so could mean for local communities, as well as the students themselves. Following the discussion, panelists answered questions from online participants.
On April 9, the Alliance held a webinar Dr. Russell W. Rumberger, who has conducted research on school dropouts for the past twenty-five years and is the author of a book by the same name as the webinar. The webinar also featured Alliance Vice President of Federal Advocacy Phillip Lovell spoke about actions that the federal government can take to help quell the high school dropout crisis. Alliance President Bob Wise moderated the panel and helped address questions submitted by webinar viewers from across the country.
The Advertising Council and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation joined to launch a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to provide high school dropouts with access to information that will get them started on the road to a GED Diploma. The campaign shows viewers that "You can take the first step" and directs them to a toll free number 877-38-YOURGED and a new website, www.yourged.org, available in English and Spanish. The site provides visitors with free referrals to local GED programs and information on the GED Diploma process. The campaign also has a mobile component. Young adults can text 69222 from their cell phones and receive messages about the three literacy centers closest to them.
The ARRA (Recovery Act) Youth Summits focused on successful practices that provide services to older out-of-school youth ages 18-24, and the development of programs to train youth in emerging and high-growth industries. This Webinar will highlight local programs and practices that were presented during the ARRA Youth Summits.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2012, over 40 percent of the factory jobs will require post secondary education and 90 percent of the fastest growing jobs require post-secondary education and training. Whether it is community college; a vocational program; the military; an apprenticeship; or a 4-year university, post-secondary education is becoming less an option than a necessity in order to compete in this 21st century global economy. There is more than one way to get to college; however, many young people, and those who are working with them, are not informed of these options. This 90 minute webinar will focus on established pathways that programs can utilize to connect out-of-school youth, and those youth at-risk of dropping out of school, to post-secondary educational opportunities. Though there are many paths, we will hear from experts that will address Dual Enrollment; GED programs; the Early College Model; and the Ability-to-Benefit test. This webinar will discuss the benefits and challenges of connecting youth to education and the workforce through these models and where to find these models in your local system. Join us as we learn how to strengthen pathways to college for young people.
Webinar discusses the benefits and challenges of incorporating service learning into systems of multiple education pathways and other initiatives to connect youth to education and the workforce. The Corps Network represents the nation's 113 Service and Conservation Corps, currently located in 41 States and the District of Columbia. The Corps enrolls about 13,000 youth, who contribute roughly 13 million hours of community service each year. The Corporation for National and Community Service coordinates service programs throughout the country, including Learn and Serve and AmeriCorps. Please review the actual Webinar recording on Workforce3One for a more in depth review of this Webinar.
Young people are disproportionately involved in, and affected by, the problems that plague communities throughout this country. However, a majority of youth are not offered an opportunity to have a voice in the programs that are designed to "help them." Representatives from YouthBuild USA and the National Resource Center for Youth Services will explore strategies to empower and engage young people in program implementation and administration. Join presenters John Bell, YouthBuild USA, and Clay Finck, National Child Welfare Resource Center for Youth Development, for this National conversation. For over ten years, YouthBuild USA have provided support for the development of the YouthBuild network as well as to other programs with a focus on diminishing poverty in the United States and internationally. The National Resource Center for Youth Services (NRCYS) at the University of Oklahoma has been resourcing the youth services community for more than twenty-five years, providing training and technical assistance to programs in Oklahoma and nationally. There will be a Q&A and an information exchange session following the presentations. Webinar related resources: Recording Presentation Questions & Answers
This webinar will explore several different program design models. Examples include: strategic methods to provide youth 14-15 with a meaningful summer work experience without leaving them in the classroom, dual enrollment in college courses, integrating learning and earning programs that will transition into year-round programs, and going green.