The U.S. Employment and Training Administration has just issued six podcast guides to help individuals find and use labor market and workforce statistics. Topics are: 1. Unemployment data 2. Dislocated worker data 3. Employment projections 4. Industry data 5. Geographic data 6. Economic data The podcast guides are written simply and presume no previous subject matter or statistical knowledge. They should prove helpful for a broad variety of audiences and purposes, including grant applications; targeting growing industries and occupations; pinpointing labor market hardship; state and regional planning; and assessing program effectiveness. Each podcast is roughly 10 minutes long and includes a transcript of 2-3 pages. The podcast and transcript can be used either separately or together: the links can't be accessed from the podcasts, but the podcasts include visuals not available in the transcripts. Each topical presentation includes basic definitions, a brief historical background, links to the most important data sources, and practical tips on how to interpret and use the data and avoid common mistakes.
The Upjohn Institute has produced a useful map of WIOA's nearly 600 service delivery areas, which includes the most recent statistics on the employment outcomes and characteristics of WIA Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth participants, along with each area’s unemployment rates.
The U.S. Census Bureau routinely offers a wide variety of free online training sessions, including Webinars and 5-minute podcasts. We provide you with examples of training courses, and all the relevant links to take a course.
This new resource from ETA is a fully customizable PowerPoint presentation designed to help you "make the case" for career pathways. It includes an overview of career pathways, the six key elements framework, and strategies for successful implementation. If you need to engage new partners or build a network of stakeholders for career pathways, then this resource is for you! The PowerPoint presentation also features a complete script and presenter notes for each slide.
This new online resource, created by the Employment and Training Administration in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges, provides a wealth of information on health care careers and job opportunities.
LMI Fundamentals is a self-paced E-learning module designed for all workforce system employees seeking a basic understanding of labor market information (LMI) – what it is, where it originates, who collects it and how, primary types, and where it resides. The module focuses on LMI most commonly referenced by multiple users nationwide. Although the LMI Fundamentals module does not cover every source of labor market information, data and state-specific tools, it provides links to state LMI sites and a downloadable PDF publication compiled by the Employment & Training Administration (ETA) that lists an extensive inventory of labor market information sources. The LMI Fundamentals E-learning course includes a job aid and supporting PowerPoint presentation.
This instructive video will give your One-Stop Career Center front-line staff members new strategies on improving their customer service efforts.