U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210
March 7, 1994
|DIRECTIVE||:||TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 37-93|
|TO||:||ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
|FROM||:||BARBARA ANN FARMER
for Regional Management
|SUBJECT||:||The 1994 Performance Standards Technical Conferences--"JTPA: Quality Programs, Quality Results"|
Purpose. To provide information on a series of 1994 JTPA Performance Standards Technical Conferences that address PY 1994-95 performance standards policy and present research and demonstration findings on a variety of issues.
Background. Again this year, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) will hold a series of multi-regional technical conferences titled "JTPA: Quality Programs, Quality Results". These conferences will address PY 1994-95 JTPA performance standards and a number of current issues before the employment and training community.
Among the planned sessions are:
Performance Standards and Incentives and Sanction Policies
SPIR Problem-Solving and User Reports
Occupational Coding Made Easy and Accurate! (Training-of-Trainers)
Using Measures of Customer Satisfaction to Improve Services
Amendments Implementation: How's It Going?
Encouraging Services Appropriate for Hard-to-Serve Clients: Influencing Service Providers
Balancing Multiple Goals for Youth in Creating Quality Programs
Contextual Learning Programs That Work
Applied Workplace Literacy Test
Client-Centered Assessment and Case Management
Well-Developed Services for Dislocated Workers
Update on ETA Initiatives
Topics discussed in the Performance Standards Technical Conferences will be useful to State Liaisons and staff,
State level JTPA practitioners, Title III Dislocated Worker staff, Section 204(d) Older Workers staff, SJTCC members, SDA/SSA staff, PIC members, and program operators.
Schedule for 1994. These sessions will be sponsored by ETA's Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development (OSPPD), with assistance from KRA Corporation. The schedule below indicates, by Region, the appropriate dates and location of each session. However, where attendance at the designated location is not feasible, persons may attend other locations if space is available.
Region Location Dates I, II, III, IV Atlanta, Georgia March 22-24 Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel 404/659-1400 V, VI, VII Dallas, Texas Apr 19-21 Sheraton Park Central Hotel 214/385-3000 VIII, IX, X San Francisco, California Apr 5-7 ANA Hotel 415/974-6400
Registration and Additional Information. Each JTPA Liaison and Worker Adjustment Liaison will receive multiple copies of the conference registration brochure from KRA Corporation under separate cover. Additional information may be obtained from KRA Corporation, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or by calling the JTPA Conference Manager Pam Milan at 301/495-1591.
An optional conference pre-session, "Occupational Coding Made Easy and Accurate! (Training-of-Trainers)" may be of special interest to certain individuals. It provides hands-on instruction and practice in how to facilitate learning for individuals new to the OES and CIP coding systems used in the SPIR. The session provides an overview of the training plan and instructional design for a day-long training event. It is also offered as a dual concurrent workshop during the conference.
The optional pre-session begins the morning of Day 1 for each conference. The actual conference follows a 1/2-day/full-day/1/2-day schedule at each location; that is, each begins at 1:00 p.m. of Day 1 and ends at 12:00 noon of Day 3.
Action Required. State JTPA and Worker Adjustment Liaisons are requested to disseminate information about these upcoming conferences to all appropriate and interested parties in their States. SDAs, SSAs, State Dislocated Worker Units and Section 401/402 grantees will receive a brochure directly from KRA, and additional brochures also may be obtained by calling KRA.
Inquiries. Inquiries may be directed to Valerie Lloyd or Steven Aaronson, Adult and Youth Standards Unit, OSPPD, on 202/219-5487 extension 115 (Lloyd) or 107 (Aaronson).