WIOA Wednesday

We are WIOA Partners; Now what? Agency logos: DORS, Baltimore County, American Job Centers, others.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) has created new opportunities for workforce partners to better serve job seekers and employers through American Job Centers.

DORS is a proud American Job Centers partner and is working with local workforce partners to look at WIOA plans, as well as participating in training, including the new webinar series: WIOA Wednesday.
Recently, DORS Regional Director Matt Jackson was on a webinar panel with Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development, as well as workforce development professionals from Oaklahoma and Spokane, Washington; 638 people tuned into the webinar.
This February 22nd webinar was entitled: We are WIOA Partners; Now What? It focused on developing partnerships, maximizing referral processes for consumers, and using the WIOA performance system to ensure good results for all partner programs, job seekers and employers.
The webinar was very well received and 100% of those who completed an evaluation said they would recommend it to a colleague.
Matt Jackson: "I was honored to be asked by my partners at Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development to join them as a panelist for this national webinar. We are working very hard on developing an integrated delivery system locally that will enhance access for our shared consumers. It felt great to be recognized nationally.

From my regional perspective, it was easy to share the vision and engage in a partnership under WIOA. We already had a solid partnership and this has been a chance to enhance that relationship. Setting deadlines and working on items electronically really helped us complete the large number of action items we all have. Moving forward, our focus is on continuing cross-training opportunities for front line staff, career pathway initiatives and electronic information sharing."
New webinars, hosted by The WorkforceGPS team are planned, see their Events page for more details.