2016 Fall Conference: A Skilled New York: The Intersection of Higher Education, Economic & Workforce Development

Albany, New York
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Thursday, October 27th, will be devoted to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Colleagues from NYS WIOA Interagency Team and the US Department of Labor will join us to discuss all things WIOA.

Early Bird Session - Career Pathways:  Opportunities for linking WIOA Title 2 with Title 1 and Other Grant Opportunities
Presenters: Bob Purga, Chris Myers
 
Career pathways are a cross-cutting WIOA priority. Career pathway is defined under WIOA a combination of rigorous and high-quality education, training and other services that:  aligns with the skills needs of industries in the state; prepares an individual to be successful in any of a full range of secondary or postsecondary education options; includes counseling to support an individual in achieving the individual’s education and career goals; includes, as appropriate, education offered concurrently and contextually with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster; organizes education, training, and other services to meet the particular needs of an individual in a manner that accelerates the educational and career advancement of the individual to the extent practicable;  enables an individual to attain a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and at least one recognized postsecondary credential; and helps an individual enter or advance within a specific occupation or occupational cluster.
 
This workshop will highlight funding opportunities and resources from both NYSED ACCES-adult education and the NYS Department of Labor, help out of school youth and adults, especially those with barriers to employment, explore careers, access integrated education and training, and begin moving on a career pathway.

WIOA Interagency Team Plenary Session
Presenters:  John Triller, Bob Purga, Lisa VanRyn, Peter Herrig and Stephanie Boshart 

The final regulations have been published and WIOA Implementation in New York State is moving ahead full steam. Learn what joint implementation priorities have been identified and what’s coming from the state agency partners in the next 6-12 months. New tools and resources to support local areas will be shared.
 
10:30AM - 12:00PM: Concurrent Workshops
 
Business Engagement
Presenters:  Steve Ryan, Joe Tedesco, Connie Carroll

Business Engagement is a strong component of the new WIOA Legislation. Join the WIOA Core programs to learn what is currently being done in each state agency to engage business and what new cross- agency collaborations are being developed for the future. Hear more about the new reporting on employment and earnings and more about the limitations on the use of subminimum wage.
 
The Changing Population:  Reorienting Workforce Services to Underserved Populations
Presenters:  Vicki Gray, Lisa Van Ryn, Claudia Dean and Stephanie Boshart 

Hear from state agency representatives what they are doing to better focus on serving the most vulnerable populations, low-income adults and youth who have limited skills, lack work experience, and face other barriers to economic success.  Learn more about Governor Cuomo’s initiative to Transform New York State’s Career Centers, outlined in his 2016 State of the State address and outreach that has been done to underserved populations of customers across the State. Join us to learn what key themes emerged and the plan for policy and procedures and cross collaboration training.
 
Youth Services
Presenters:  Chris Myers, Frank Coco
Learn how New York State is planning to address the key provisions of the WIOA Youth program including expanding work based learning, changes to youth eligibility and the addition of new program elements. Learn about available federal guidance and hear from WIOA Core programs on collaborations in the works designed to recruit and serve youth across the system. 
 
Creating Uniformity (USDOL)
Presenters: Lourdes Rivera, USDOL/ETA, Accountant & a representative from Maher & Maher
This workshop will describe how the Uniform Guidance informs and guides the cost allocation and MOU process and shapes how local one-stop services are delivered.
 
There’s an App for That: Using Technology to Drive Service Integration (USDOL)
This workshop will look at the provision of services through technology solutions and integrated case management and reporting systems. The workshop will also look at services provided in the One-Stop environment to jobseekers on various aspects of technology needed in a modern job search and workplace.
 

Contact Information

  • Questions about the conference?  
    Contact Jan Hennessy at jhennessy@nyatep.org 
    Phone: 518-433-1200

Payment Instructions

  • You can register using your credit card, via check or purchase order.  Make all checks and P.O.'s payable to NYATEP at 540 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany NY 12207

    NYATEP strictly adheres to the following cancellation and refund policy.
    Cancellations before October 1, 2016 will receive a 100% refund
    Cancellations between October 2 - October 14, 2016 will be charged a $100 fee
    If you cancel anytime after October 14, 2016 you will be charged the full cost of the registration.  
    If you have a extraordinary emergency and need to cancel please contact Melinda (mmack@nyatep.org) or Jan (jhennessy@nyatep.org)
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