The Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council is seeking public comment on its Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Local Talent Development Plan 2020-2024. Here is a downloadable draft of this plan: Summary:2020_2024 Alexandria_Arlington Strategic Plan_Public Comment Draft Full Plan:2020_2024 Alexandria_Arlington Talent Development Plan_Public Comment Draft Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with […]
By Ellen Harpel, PhD, President, Business Development Advisors, LLC Gig and independent work refers to a variety of full-time and part-time activities for earning income outside of an employer-employee relationship. This work is often temporary or project-based, involves different customers and colleagues, and likely does not occur in the same way every day. It is […]
Basic professional skills represent the skill set in greatest demand across all business, industries, and occupations and are transferrable skills that employees use in every job. Research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation and Stanford Research Center has concluded that 85% of job success comes from having well-developed professional and people skills, and only 15% […]
Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council will reimburse local companies for their full-time, permanent staff who participate in technology certification programs. Certification programs that the Council will fund include, but are not limited to: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Information Technology Infrastructure Library Certification (ITIL) Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Project Management Professional (PMP) Microsoft Certified […]
On 2/22, the Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council hosted a roundtable that connected 6 utility employers to over 30 education and workforce development organizations serving the DC region. The news: 300 new utility jobs are coming to the region. Having a Commercial Drivers License places the jobseeker in the fast lane to securing employment.
Governor Terry McAuliffe signed executive order 23 establishing “The New Virginia Economy” Workforce Initiative, which will be led by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones. This initiative seeks to overhaul our economy in four ways: increasing postsecondary education and workforce credentials, securing employment for veterans, aligning education with the needs of businesses, and diversifying […]
Guidance on Services Provided through the Adult and Dislocated Worker Program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA or Opportunity Act) and Wagner Peyser, as Amended by WIOA, and Guidance for the Transition to WIOA Services has been added to the ETA Advisory database and is now available at http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=7953.
President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed […]