Webinar: Implementing Effective Work Experience Models for Youth

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
2:00pm – 3:30pm

This session is the second of a three-part webinar series for the youth community, hosted by the Chicago and San Francisco Employment and Training (ETA) offices but open to all, to inspire strategic planning and action now in anticipation of the July 1, 2015 implementation date of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

As you prepare to deliver expanded services to youth under WIOA, come hear from a few of your peers who will share work experience models that are outcome-driven and evidence-based solutions for your possible replication. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act places a new priority on work-based learning by providing that at least 20 percent of local youth formula funds be used for work experiences such as: summer and year-round employment opportunities, pre-apprenticeship programs, on-the-job training, and internships and job shadowing. During this webinar, WIA formula funded youth programs, YouthBuild, Conservation Corps, Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs will be highlighted for the innovative approaches they have taken to implementing work-based learning models into their programming. Come build off these successes – steal what you can and spark conversation around what else will work in your area.


Sheilah Goulart, San Joaquin County Office of Education
William Bass, Los Angeles Unified School District
Jamie Bernthal, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Moderator: Tiffani Thomas, Region 6 Youth Lead, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Date: March 25, 2015

Time: 2:00pm Eastern (1:00pm/Central, 12:00pm/Mountain, 11:00am/Pacific)

Length: 90 minutes

Registration for this webinar is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register today!


Center on Transition to Employment: School-Based Supported Employment Fidelity Scale

Wednesday, December 10, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT)

The Center on Transition to Employment invites you to an informational webinar on a multi-year study on the design and implementation of a fidelity scale to measure the critical components and key performance indicators of school-based supported employment services for transition age youth with disabilities. The presentation will discuss the results of the study in relationship to what factors affect the implementation of these services in Virginia’s secondary schools.

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Webinar on the the Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act: Implications for Secondary Transition and Persons with Disabilities

From NSTTAC: “Congress has reauthorized the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), including the Rehabilitation Act, through 2020 now titled ‘Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’ (WIOA). President Obama stated that the bill ‘will help workers, including workers with disabilities, access employment, education, job-driven training, and support services that give them the chance to advance their careers and secure the good jobs of the future.’ Please click here to access the Brief that describes the new WIOA legislation.

NSTTAC’s Youth to Work Coalition (YTWC) will be hosting a webinar, led by Curtis Richards with the Institute for Educational Leadership, explaining the new WIOA on November 19 from 2-3 p.m. (Eastern)

Please join us at the time of the webinar by logging in at and listening through your computer speakers. You may have the system ‘dial out’ to your phone number – or you may call 1-877-512-6886 and enter conference ID 145 430 4088 for audio by phone.”


Webinar: Resources for Helping VR Professionals Provide Work Experiences as Transition Services

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Description: Youth to Work Coalition — October 28, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:00

Presented by the Youth to Work Coalition of the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC), and hosted by Sandra Miller, Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Join this webinar by logging into You may dial in to this webinar by calling 1-877-512-6886 entering conference code 145 430 4044.


Webinar: The 21st Century Work-based Learning Coordinator

From the CTE Technical Assistance Center of NY: “Offering a quality Work-based Learning program has become a priority for many school districts. During the past five plus years, New York schools have embraced the value of career and technical education pathways to graduation and the issuance of the CDOS Commencement Credential – a new, exiting credential for special needs students. Both of these educational initiatives call upon the inclusion of offering our students a quality work-based learning experience.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • What skills and knowledge you need to be a work-based learning coordinator
  • How to create an awareness of the work-based learning coordinator role in the 21st century
  • How the work-based learning coordinator’s position has grown in nature and status
  • How to represent your school to the corporate community

At the end of the webinar you should feel confident that you possess a basic understanding of the essential components of a Work-based Learning program and the requirements to become a work-based learning coordinator for your school district!

Presented By:

Susan H. Gubing, CareerSmarts, has been instrumental in guiding educators in creating dynamic career and workforce development programs. She is passionate about college and career readiness, 21st century skills, work-based learning, and partnerships between industry and education. Sue’s professional career experience includes: 38 years as the Work-based Learning Coordinator at Smithtown High School, a consultant for many New York school districts, an online instructor for Work-based Learning Program certification courses at Buffalo State College, author of Games2Careers, and creator of the XtremeIntern: A Virtual Career Adventure.

September 17, 2014
3:30 PM EST”

To sign up, click here.