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1 TRAINING SERIES Source Documents: TEGL & AWI Memo ( )

2  The ability to act in ways to ensure their best current and future health  The ability to cope with positive and adverse situations  The ability to develop and effectively use critical thinking skills  The ability to gain the functional skills for employment and choosing a career  The ability to work with others and sustain positive relationships  The ability to respect the diverse backgrounds of others W ORKFORCE I NVESTMENT A CT - WIA 2 - WIA * Key abilities youth should demonstrate during their development: * CASE MANAGEMENT A Resource Manual Anne Thomas Adams Sundra Franklin Rebecca Taylor, Ph.D

3 3 - WIA W ORKFORCE I NVESTMENT A CT - WIA S KILLS G AP : W HAT ’ S EXPECTED AND WHAT IS ACTUALLY PROVIDED Sources: National Association of Manufacturers

4 4 - WIA W ORKFORCE I NVESTMENT A CT - WIA B ASIC S KILLS W ORK R EADINESS S KILLS O CCUPATIONAL S KILLS WIA YOUTH AGES ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A LEAST ONE GOAL PER YEAR FROM ONE OF THE THREE GOAL CATEGORIES

5 5 - WIA W ORKFORCE I NVESTMENT A CT - WIA O THER G OALS  Writing  Speaking  Listening  Problem Solving  Reasoning B ASIC S KILLS GOALS : MEASURABLE INCREASES IN BASIC EDUCATION SKILLS Typical Goals  Reading Comprehension  Math Computation

6 6 - WIA W ORKFORCE I NVESTMENT A CT - WIA BASIC SKILLS GOALS: MEASURABLE INCREASES IN BASIC EDUCATION SKILLS 5.0 Grade Level 7.0 Grade Level 9.0 Grade Level An additional Basic Skills goal must be set if the youth’s most recent post-assessment results show that reading or math levels are below the 9 th grade level.

7 Primary Occupational Skill Goals :  A RE SPECIFIC SKILL SETS NEEDED FOR A PARTICULAR JOB  A RE APPROPRIATE FOR THOSE YOUTH WHO HAVE CHOSEN A CAREER FIELD AND ARE ATTEMPTING TO BUILD SPECIFIC SKILLS WITHIN THAT AREA AS A STEP IN THE TRAINING PROCESS.  C OMPLETION IS NOT INTENDED TO “ QUALIFY ” A YOUNG PERSON FOR THE CHOSEN JOB OR CAREER FIELD, BUT RATHER TARGET A NARROWER SET OF SPECIFIC SKILLS RELATED TO THE JOB. W ORKFORCE I NVESTMENT A CT - WIA 7 - WIA O CCUPATIONAL S KILLS G OAL : A MEASURABLE INCREASE IN OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS *

8 8 - WIA W ORKFORCE I NVESTMENT A CT - WIA S ECONDARY OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS ENTAIL FAMILIARITY WITH AND USE OF :  Set-up Procedures  Safety Measures  Work- Related Terminology  Record Keeping and Paperwork Formats  Tools, Equipment and Materials  Breakdown and Clean-up Routines O CCUPATIONAL S KILLS G OAL : A MEASURABLE INCREASE IN OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS

9 9 - WIA W ORKFORCE I NVESTMENT A CT - WIA 1.The job for which training is needed is within the youth’s chosen occupational field 2. The youth has never worked or has minimal work experience (less than 3 consecutive months, full-time experience)in the specific occupation or job 3.The youth has not successfully completed training in the specific occupation or job. A SSESSMENT C RITERIA FOR SETTING O CCUPATIONAL S KILLS G OAL A SSESSMENT C RITERIA FOR SETTING O CCUPATIONAL S KILLS G OAL

10 10 - WIA W ORKFORCE I NVESTMENT A CT W ORK R EADINESS S KILLS GOAL : A MEASURABLE INCREASE IN WORK READINESS SKILLS  Labor Market Knowledge  Occupational Information  Values Clarification and Personal Understanding  Career Planning and Decision Making  Job Search Techniques  World-of-Work Awareness Examples of Work Readiness Goals:  Punctuality and Regular Attendance  Presenting a Neat Appearance  Getting along and working well with others  Exhibiting good conduct  Following Instructions and completing task  Accepting Constructive Criticism  Showing initiative and responsibility

11 11 - WIA W ORKFORCE I NVESTMENT A CT - WIA  T HE FIRST GOAL MUST BE SET ON THE DATE OF THE FIRST YOUTH SERVICE.  A MINIMUM OF ONE GOAL MUST BE SET AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH YEAR OF PARTICIPATION.  A MAXIMUM OF THREE GOALS MAY BE SET DURING EACH YEAR OF PARTICIPATION.  I F ASSESSMENT RESULTS SHOW THE PARTICIPANT TO BE BASIC SKILLS DEFICIENT, THEN THE FIRST GOAL SET MUST BE A BASIC SKILLS GOAL.  A TTAINMENT OF A W ORK R EADINESS S KILLS C ERTIFICATE DOES NOT COUNT AS A CREDENTIAL ATTAINMENT. Special Note: If American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds are used the participant may have more than three goals. R ULES TO REMEMBER WHEN SETTING WIA YOUNGER YOUTH GOALS

12 12 - WIA W ORKFORCE I NVESTMENT A CT - WIA Special Note: If American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds are used the participant may have more than three goals. R ULES TO REMEMBER WHEN SETTING WIA YOUNGER YOUTH GOALS – CONT ’ D  The target date for accomplishing each skill goal must be set no later than one year from the date the goal was set.  Goals can be set as needed; however, participants must have at least one goal that has not been attained open at all times.

13 13 - WIA W ORKFORCE I NVESTMENT A CT - WIA A GOAL NOT ACHIEVED BY THE DUE DATE DOES NOT COUNT AS A POSITIVE ATTAINMENT. R ULES TO REMEMBER WHEN SETTING WIA YOUNGER YOUTH GOALS – CONT ’ D

14 14 - WIA THE END W ORKFORCE I NVESTMENT A CT - WIA

15 Source Documents: AWI – 062 & TEGL T EST Q UESTIONS 1.The first goal can be set before the date of first serviceT F 2.Youth can participate in a WIA program without established goalsT F 3.Work Readiness Skills Certificate can count as a credential attainment T F

16 QUESTIONS OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  Corey J. McCaster Government Operations Consultant II (850)  Isabelle Potts Government Operations Consultant II (850) Workforce Investment Act - WIA166 - WIA

17 17 - WIA W ORKFORCE I NVESTMENT A CT - WIA  U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Guidance Letter  Agency for Workforce Innovation Memorandum April 04, 2008  Partnership for 21st Century Skills (2007). Beyond the Three Rs: Preparing U.S. Students for a Global Workforce. Washington, D.C.: Author.  Partnership for 21st Century Skills (2008). 21 st Century Skills, Education & Competitiveness: A Resource and Policy Guide. Washington, D.C.: Author.  Peter D. Hart Research Associates, Inc. and The Winston Group (2006). Keeping our Edge: Americans Speak on Education and Competitiveness. Washington, D.C.: Hart/Winston.  Peter D. Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies (2005). Rising to the Challenge: Are High School Graduates Prepared for College and Work? Washington, D.C.: Achieve, Inc. R EFERENCES AWI 062 Recording Youth Assessment


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