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Table of Contents
Chapter 1) Administration and Governance
Chapter 2) The One-Stop (Job Center) Delivery System
Chapter 3) Program Funding and Grants Management
Chapter 4) Fiscal Management
- 4.1 Access, Retention and Custodial Requirement for Records
- 4.2 Standards for Financial Management System
- 4.3 Reporting Requirements
- 4.4 Cash Management and Invoicing Standards
- 4.5 Cost Categories and Allowable Activities
- 4.6 Program Income
- 4.7 Sub grantee Monitoring
- 4.8 Procurement Standards
- 4.9 Property Management Standards
- 4.10 Audit and Audit Resolutions
- 4.11 Debt and Debt Collection
- 4.12 General Principles Affecting Allow ability of Costs
- 4.13 Allocation of Joint Costs
- 4.14 Cost Allocation or Indirect Cost Rates
- 4.15 Leverage Funds
- 4.16 35% Training Expenditure Goal For Program Year Formula Allocations
- 4.17 Expenditure Requirements for the Youth Program
Chapter 5) Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Chapter 6) Complaints, Grievances, and Appeals
Chapter 7) Individual Training Accounts and Eligible Training Programs
Chapter 8) Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs
- 8.1 Introduction and Overview
- 8.2 Eligibility
- 8.3 Program Design
- 8.4 Career Services
- 8.5 Training Services
- 8.5.1 Eligibility
- 8.5.2 Credentials
- 8.5.3 Informed Choice
- 8.5.4 Coordination of Funds
- 8.5.5 Recovery of Costs
- 8.5.6 Expenditure Requirement
- 8.5.7 Career Pathways
- 8.5.8 Accelerated Licensure for Vets
- 8.5.9 Training vs. Individualized Career Service
- 8.5.10 Methods of Funding Training
- 8.5.11 Types of Training
- 8.6 Supportive Services
- 8.7 Program Exit
- 8.8 Follow-up Services
- 8.9 National Dislocated Worker Grants
Chapter 9) Rapid Response
Chapter 10) Youth Program
Chapter 11) Performance Accountability and Reporting
Chapter 12) File Documentation
10.5.3 Descriptions of the 14 Youth Program Elements
Recognized Postsecondary Credential
A recognized postsecondary credential is:
- an industry-recognized certificate or certification
- a certificate of completion of a Registered Apprenticeship
- a license recognized by the state or federal government
- an associate or bachelor's degree.
WIOA Sec. 3(52)
Note: DOL has indicated a hesitation to define "industry recognized credential" because it is "an evolving term and defining it in the regulation may limit future innovation around industry-relevant training." 81 FR 56172
An internship provides students and recent graduates with the opportunity to expand and connect classroom learning under supervision in a work-based context. An internship is grounded in experiential learning with an emphasis on self-reflection and on-the-job professional experience in an occupational career field of the intern’s choice.
U.S. Department of Labor, Inclusive Internship Programs: A How-to Guide for Employers
A pre-apprenticeship program prepares individuals to enter and succeed in a registered apprenticeship program and has the following:
- curriculum that aligns with the skill needs of employers in the economy of the state or region involved;
- access to educational and career counseling and other supportive services, directly or indirectly;
- hands-on, meaningful learning activities that are connected to education and training activities, such as exploring career options, and understanding how the skills acquired through coursework can be applied toward a future career;
- opportunities to attain at least one industry-recognized credential; and
- a documented partnership with one or more registered apprenticeship programs that assists in placing individuals who complete the pre-
apprenticeship program in a registered apprenticeship program.
20 CFR § 681.480; 81 FR 56124
Job shadowing is temporary, unpaid, firsthand exposure to the workplace in an occupational area that the participant has an interest in. It is designed to increase career awareness, see occupational skills in practice, and help youth see the link between academic classroom learning and work requirements. It can be anywhere from a few hours to a week or more and involves a youth learning about a job by walking through the work day with a competent worker.
TEGL 21-16, p. 16
On-the-job training is training provided by an employer to a paid participant while engaged in productive work in a job that:
- provides knowledge or skills essential to the full and adequate performance of the job;
- provides reimbursement to the employer of up to 50 percent of the wage rate of the participant, for the extraordinary costs of providing the training and additional supervision related to the training; and
- is limited in duration as appropriate to the occupation for which the participant is being trained, taking into account the training content and the participant's prior work experience and individual service strategy.
WIOA Sec. 3(44)
"Public Assistance" means federal, state, or local government cash payments where eligibility is determined by a needs or income test.
WIOA Sec. 3(50)
Individual Training Account
"Individual Training Account (ITA)" means a payment agreement established on behalf of a participant with a training provider to purchase training services.
20 CFR § 680.300
An in-demand occupation is:
a) an occupation in an industry sector that:
- has substantial current or potential impact (including through jobs leading to economic self-sufficiency and opportunities for advancement) on the state, regional, or local economy, and
- contributes to the growth or stability of other supporting businesses, or the growth of other industry sectors;
b) an occupation that currently has or is projected to have a number of positions (including positions leading to economic self-sufficiency and opportunities for advancement) in an industry sector so as to have a significant impact on the state, regional, or local economy.
The Wisconsin Governor's Council on Workforce Investment or local WDB determines if an industry sector or occupation is in-demand, using state and regional business and labor market projections, including the use of labor market information.
WIOA Sec. 3(23)
Workforce Preparation Activities
Workforce preparation activities are activities, programs, or services designed to help individuals acquire a combination of basic academic skills, critical thinking skills, digital literacy skills, and self-management skills, including competencies in utilizing resources, using information, working with others, understanding systems, and obtaining skills necessary for successful transition into and completion of postsecondary education or training, or employment.
WIOA Sec. 203(17)
Positive Social and Civic Behaviors
Positive social and civic behaviors focus on one or more of the following areas:
- developing a positive attitude;
- building self-esteem;
- developing an openness to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds;
- maintaining healthy lifestyles, including being alcohol- and drug-free;
- maintaining positive social relationships with responsible adults and peers,
- contributing to the well-being of one's community, including voting;
- maintaining a commitment to learning and academic success;
- avoiding delinquency; and
- developing positive job attitudes and work-related soft skills.
20 CFR § 681.530
Career Awareness means the process of developing knowledge of the variety of occupations/careers available, their skill requirements, working conditions, training prerequisites, and job opportunities across a wide range of industry sectors.
TEGL 21-16, p. 22
Career Exploration means the process in which youth choose an educational path/training or a job that fits their interests, skills, and abilities.
TEGL 21-16, p. 22
Career Counseling (or Career Guidance) means providing advice and support in making decisions about what career paths to take.
TEGL 21-16, p. 22
Labor Market Information
Labor market information is the body of knowledge that describes the relationship between labor demand and supply. It identifies in-demand industries and occupations and provides knowledge of job market expectations – such as education and skill requirements and potential earnings.
20 CFR § 651.10; TEGL 21-16, p.22