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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 11/29/2017

    Is effectively engaging and retaining OSY a challenge in your local area? How would you like to be part of a diverse and dynamic group consisting of participants from around the country that focuses on tackling this issue head-on?  Apply now to participate in the Youth Cohort Challenge.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 10/26/2017

    Third Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Youth Formula Program Guidance Purpose: To provide guidance and planning information to states, local workforce areas, and other recipients of WIOA Title I youth formula funds on the activities associated with the implementation of WIOA.  

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 10/26/2017

    In a majority of states, funding for public postsecondary institutions is partially based on performance or outcomes. CLASP suggests states need to build robust “equity measures” into their funding formulas. Research implies that using outcomes-based funding without equity measures disincentivizes colleges from helping low-income, underprepared, and/or adult students, as well as students of color, enter and complete programs.  

  • National Coalition for College Completion Announces Nationwide Mobilization
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 10/26/2017

    These two guides provide current information and resources about the options for high school equivalency and about the general topic of college and career ready academic standards. In addition to the guides, ETA developed two short webcasts to introduce the guides, beginning with an overview of the documents purpose and content, followed by a section-by-section summary. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 10/26/2017

    The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services’ Labor Market Information division has officially launched the new version of Real-Life Arkansas, a website featuring a lifestyle budget calculator, targeted toward Arkansas high school and college students to help them plan for the future based on the lifestyle they want to achieve.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 10/2/2017

    The Youth Services Team within the Employment and Training Administration is launching "Our Journey Together: The WIOA Youth Program Technical Assistance (TA) Series" to support the workforce system in their programming efforts to improve outcomes for youth.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 10/2/2017

    Department/Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture Dates: October 2 – October 23, 2017 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 9/29/2017

    Because you are the expert in this work, we want to provide you an opportunity to share with your colleagues on a Discussion, Youth Committees Successes and Lessons Learned: Share your good work and advance the field!,  how your Youth Committee has been successful at advancing your state or local area’s youth goals and what have been the challenges.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 9/6/2017

    It’s always great to know the resources we are sharing on our Community of Practice are useful to you and your team. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 8/24/2017

    The Division of Youth Services is excited to launch its technical assistance (TA) series for youth practitioners in the Fall and we can’t wait to get things started! This series focuses on various Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth-related topics from eligibility to youth committees.