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Joint Base Lewis-McChord WorkSource Affiliate Office Receives NASWA Award for Exceptional Veteran Service - JBLM WorkSource presented with NASWA's Mark Sanders Award for outstanding service to veterans, especially those with significant barriers to employment
Recently at the National Association of State Workforce Agencies' (NASWA) 2018 Veteran's Conference, Washington State's Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) WorkSource Affiliate office was presented with the prestigious Mark Sanders Award. NASWA's Mark Sanders Award is bestowed yearly upon one individual or group in the U.S. who provide exceptional workforce and/or job market assistance to veterans, especially those with significant barriers to obtaining and retaining employment.
One of the largest military installations in the U.S. Army, JBLM has assisted more than 6,000 separated service members annually with transitioning to civilian life. Services provided include planning for future civilian employment, industry-specific training, counseling and mentoring, internships, work experience opportunities, out-of-area job search and relocation assistance. To date, over 60 percent of veterans who have been served by JBLM have chosen to remain in the area.
Employment System Administration and Policy (ESAP) has joined GovDelivery! Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) polices and guidance will now be issued via the GovDelivery system. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) polices and guidance will now be issued via the GovDelivery email system. This allows you to subscribe to get updates on only the specific topics you are interested in. ESAP will use the email address you provide to send messages related only to WIOA topics. Here is a link to sign up for "Workforce Policy and Guidance" within the GovDelivery system.
- Planning forms for WIOA Title I formula PY18 funding have been added to the WIOA Grants page. Formula FY19 funding planning forms are being revised and will be uploaded to the page in September 2018 or earlier.
State Board of Education Seeks Feedback on Strategic Plan - The State Board of Education is updating its strategic plan and is seeking feedback through community forums across the state and through written comments. The strategic plan will focus on developing a state policy for K-12 education, effective oversight of Washington's public schools, and advocating for student success. View the forums and offer feedback through an online survey.
- Health Sentinel Network Currently Recruiting Volunteers - The Sentinel Network is currently recruiting volunteer healthcare employers for an ongoing project tracking Washington’s rapidly changing health workforce. The project is a Workforce Board collaboration with the University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies. The project, launched in 2016, collects key data at regular intervals from sentinel healthcare industry employers and provides rapid turnaround of information about emerging issues affecting employers, educators, training institutions, and other stakeholders. More at: www.wasentinelnetwork.org.
- Washington Workforce Conference 2018 - The third annual Washington Workforce Conference is set for Nov. 6-7. The conference call for presentations, Powerful Partnerships: Building the Talent Pipeline, is open and encouraged. Mark your calendar. Hope to see you there!
- "Pave the Way" Conference - The Washington Student Achievement Council is holding its annual Pave the Way conference on Nov. 29, at the University of Washington in Seattle. The conference focuses on strategies that advance equity, increase college readiness, and broaden access to higher education in Washington. Session proposals are being accepted now through September 28.