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March 6, 2019

JFF, JFF Labs and NAWB to Host March 13 Webinar Exploring Unique Value and Role of Local Workforce Boards in Preparing People for the Future of Work

Preparing Americans for the future of work is a defining issue of our generation. For industries experiencing change, developing frontline talent is critical to staying competitive. Workers, meanwhile, are calling for training to help them secure quality careers. These pressures are creating new compacts between employers and workers, and new responsibilities for talent developers-particularly, workforce boards.

In an upcoming March 13 (3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) webinar, leaders from JFF's Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, the National Association of Workforce Boards, and JFFLabs will explore the unique value and role of local workforce boards in preparing people for the future of work. Attendees will also learn about the upcoming NAWB Forum, March 23-26, in Washington, DC. One NAWB highlight will be opportunities to participate in the work of JFFLabs' informing research on how workforce boards use data, tech, and best practices as they face the changing training landscape.

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March 6, 2019

Department of Education Extends Comment Period for Proposed Updates to the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP)

The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) provides a taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity. CIP was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 1980, with revisions occurring in 1985, 1990, and 2000. For information about these early revisions to the CIP, click here or access specific links to historical versions from the resources page.

The Department of Education published a request in the December 17, 2018 FEDERAL REGISTER for public comment on the proposed updates to the CIP. That notice provided a 60-day comment period from December 27, 2018, through February 25, 2019.

However, due to the lapse in Federal funding, there was a partial government shut-down from December 22, 2018, to January 25, 2019, which impacted several Federal agencies that would be affected by the proposed changes to the 2020 CIP. To account for this, the Department is reopening the public comment period until March 26, 2019.

March 1, 2019 notice regarding the extension period.

December 27, 2018 notice inviting comments.

Release Date

March 6, 2019

New Promising Practices in Achieving Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity: A WIOA Section 188 Disability Reference Guide

This Section 188 Disability Reference Guide from the LEAD Center provides updated information and technical assistance that can help American Job Centers and their partners in the workforce development system meet the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity requirements for individuals with disabilities in Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This Reference Guide includes examples of promising practices that can help promote equal access for individuals with disabilities to the American Job Center (One Stop) system.

Promising Practices In Achieving Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity: A Section 188 Disability Reference Guide

Also see: December 2, 2016 Final Rule (Implementation of the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)

Updated: March 06, 2019