Transportation

Posted on 17. Dec, 2016 by in Support Services

Transportation is a support service that is often overlooked and can become a major issue concerning student retention, placement, and sustained employability. In rural communities, reservations, and urbanized communities with underdeveloped transportation infrastructure, Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) programs may need to include transportation (between home and training, and between home and work) […]

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Financial Literacy

Posted on 17. Dec, 2016 by in Support Services

Financial literacy is becoming an essential part of an overall life skills education. It has been identified as being most important to underserved populations in distressed communities. Having secured employment, employees sometimes find themselves hopelessly in debt, unable to secure housing and provide for emergencies as they arise. The importance of financial literacy training has […]

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Child and Dependent Care

Posted on 17. Dec, 2016 by in Support Services

Funding for child care services is usually provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC) through block grants to each state. The best place to start regarding child care assistance is the state or county Department of Human Services, Child Care Services, or Family Services. If a student is […]

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Adult Literacy and Basic Skills

Posted on 17. Dec, 2016 by in Developing Training Programs

As part of recruitment, assessment, and screening, Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) programs evaluate each applicant’s ability to find employment and become a successful environmental technician. “Adult literacy” is sometimes used as an umbrella term for adult basic education. The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 defines literacy as “an individual’s ability to read, […]

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Step Three – Unsuccessful Candidates and Career Referral

Posted on 17. Dec, 2016 by in Recruitment and Assessment

Inform unsuccessful candidates why their selection at this time may not be the best fit. In some cases, students may be urged to wait for an opening, reapply, or pursue another program better suited to their interests and abilities. What happens when an applicant is rejected? Often applicants pass assessment tests but do not appear to […]

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Administrative and Legal Considerations of Working with Partners

Posted on 17. Dec, 2016 by in Building Partnerships

In general terms, all stakeholders are partners. Most Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grantees have their own internal tracking and accounting rules for subgrantees, nonfinancial partners, and contractors. With regards to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), minimum administrative and regulatory requirements must be considered whenever money is transferred using grant funds. For […]

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Functional Advisory Boards

Posted on 17. Dec, 2016 by in Building Partnerships

Advisory boards are an essential part of Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) programs. They are not used to evaluate program performance, direct policy, or approve activities and staff expenditures. The best EWDJT grantees use advisory boards as working committees to provide guidance, experience, and networks for many of its activities. Advisory board members […]

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Conducting a Community and Stakeholder Assessments

Posted on 17. Dec, 2016 by in Community and Labor Market Assessments

Begin a search for stakeholders and information about the community in the offices of city government beginning with the mayor’s office. Request contact information and introductions to applicable divisions including an introduction to city council members, especially in the target communities. In community and economic development offices—Request contact information and introductions to community groups in […]

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Best Practices in Labor Market Assessment

Posted on 17. Dec, 2016 by in Community and Labor Market Assessments

Establish long-term relationships with potential employers. This is time and labor intensive, but one of the most important components of sustainable job training programs. As employers are identified, take the steps below. Bring them into the training process as participants in training. Ask them to serve on advisory boards. Ask them to provide curriculum guidance. […]

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EWDJT Grantee Responsibilities

Posted on 02. May, 2016 by in References

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