A blog from Marie Moss, Tennessee.
I found the information regarding increasing the integration of LMI information into the reemployment process in a participant friendly manner very exciting.
A blog from Gloria Neal, Mississippi
This is my first blog! What does it say about me that I encourage the use of technology to expand and improve services, yet I don't know how to blog?!! Next I'll tackle facebook and Twitter!
As always, the conference has been an excellent opportunity to learn here, and will definitely be following up with peers in the region to learn more about their best practices. Also appreciate Melanie Shay and her patience and support in putting together the workshops. Hope we will have other opportunities to meet and share.
Message from Lois Scott from Florida AWI
I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the sessions, great sharing of information, and I promote additional meetings of this nature to review and comment on proposed legislation for trade and WIA reauthorization.
Message from Manfred Emmrich of North Carolina Employment Security Commission
I thought the Mississippi presentation on customer service was outstanding. I even informally offered Barbara Hicks a job in North Carolina but she couldn't accept at this time.
Editor's note: This is a blog post from Lauren Fairley-Wright (photo above), ETA National Office and Rebecca Sarmiento, ETA Dallas Regional Office. This post and future blog posts published the first Tuesday of the month discuss Skills Assessments.
ARRA funded activities authorized under WIA and Wagner-Peyser encourages states to consider how assessment and data-driven career counseling can be integrated into service strategies that support training and job search activities in anticipation of economic and job growth.
To facilitate information sharing between workforce colleagues, we invite you to post innovative practices and/or strategies you are using related to the effective use of assessments in your local area, state or region.
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Blog from Kathy Pierce, LWIA 1, Tennessee
The Region 3 Recovery and ReEmployment Forum has been terrific. This has been an opportunity to learn from colleagues and subject matter experts in the Region to enable workforce professionals to transform our system. With the passage of ARRA, reauthorization of WIA and amendment of TAA, we are at a critical juncture in workforce development, and the need to enhance our partnerships and share information is more critical than ever.
The policy guidance on TAA was excellent and will enable us to be better prepared for the change.
I particularly appreciated Mr Uhalde's session on WIA reauthorization - thanks for listening.
Finally, thanks to Dr. Parker and the Region 3 staff for arranging this forum - it has been very productive and will help in the regional strategic planning for our Workforce Board.