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"Job-Driven Training in HVRP"

August 28, 2014

Webinar Guest Speakers: John Rio and Baylee Crone, NVTAC

To assist programs in developing, connecting to and tracking their job-driven training activities, Vice President Biden recently announced the release of the Ready to Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity. To develop this report, the authors spoke to large and small employers, as well as county, local and federal officials. They met with economists, union leaders, job centers and leaders of community colleges. Governors and mayors offered input. Successful execution of job-driven training principles will require that federal employment programs, including HVRP, use these access points to connect to employers.

Workforce development strategies commonly acknowledge two customers, the job seeker and the employer. On Aug. 28 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, the National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) hosted the webinar “Job-Driven Training in HVRP.” This webinar focused on employer development strategies and the new emphasis on Job-Driven Training approaches. This approach shifts the focus from individual job development to opportunities in the labor market. It challenges us to identify employers’ needs for skilled labor in our geographic areas and determine how job-seeking homeless veterans can access training for in-demand growth jobs. OJT and Apprenticeships were discussed as options for HVRP.

In 2013, employers spent $450 billion on training activities, far outpacing the federal government’s investment of over $17 billion. These training activities include several potential access points, including recruiting, hiring, job fairs and partnerships with local workforce agencies. A successful job-driven approach can mean the difference between sheltered and in the shelter for veterans participants in HVRP.

HVRP grantees and their partners were encouraged to participate in this webinar.

Please access the following links for more on the "Job-Driven Training in HVRP" webinar:

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