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Engage in Your Public Workforce System!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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As I have mentioned many times in my blog posts, ASTD members who engage in the public workforce system have access and information to many opportunities for the organizations. There are many ways to get engaged. From serving on at local or state Workforce Board, involvement in the One Stop Career Center system or partnering on grant opportunities, these are great ways to engage.

This week, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) put out a notice of partnerships and consortia to the public workforce system and highlighted successful group across the country. When I served at Vice-Chair of our local board in Northern Virginia, we had industry cluster groups that also advised us on workforce and training needs in their industries.

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It's a great way to come together and help the system get many of the unemployed re-skilled with the skills needed by your organization. Please contact your local or state directors for the workforce boards or workforce systems. Also contact your community colleges for partnership opportunities.

Here is a link back to the notification from ETA for your review:
http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=3076

Feel free to contact me for more suggestions on engagement in the public workforce system.

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The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.
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