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August 15, 2019

Information Technology Sector: Jobs for the Future Invites Candidates to Apply to the New Assessments Impact Accelerator

Jobs for the Future invites candidates to apply to their new Assessments Impact Accelerator. They will provide customized strategic services at no cost to a cohort of mission-aligned companies. JFF seeks passionate entrepreneurs, startups, and growth-stage companies that are designing and scaling assessment solutions that support the training and development of entry-level and middle-skill IT talent.

Sponsored by Salesforce, the application period for the Assessments Impact Accelerator closes September 23.

Full details can be found at https://www.jff.org/what-we-do/impact-stories/jfflabs-acceleration/jfflabs-assessments-impact-accelerator/

FAQs are available at https://www.jff.org/what-we-do/impact-stories/jfflabs-acceleration/jfflabs-assessments-impact-accelerator/faqs/

Release Date

August 15, 2019

Alabama, Louisiana, and Minnesota Commit to Transparent Credential Data

Alabama, Louisiana, and Minnesota announced today (August 15) their commitment to credential transparency by joining as state partners to Credential Engine—the national nonprofit dedicated to credential data transparency and literacy. Through the partnership, the lead agencies—Alabama’s Office of the Governor, Louisiana’s Community and Technical College System, and the Minnesota State system—will collaborate with partner agencies to publish data, including education and career outcomes, for thousands of apprenticeships, certificates, licenses, degrees, and other credentials to the cloud-based Credential Registry in an effort to bring clarity, understanding, and improved utility to state education data.

The partnership brings the total number of states and regions partnering with Credential Engine to publish information about their education and training programs to 14. Together, these states are transforming their education and workforce efforts by ensuring their data on credentials, what they represent, and how they connect to larger state efforts is comprehensive and accessible to students, consumers, and employers.

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Release Date

August 15, 2019

ETA Updates Its FY 2020 Budget Webpage

The Employment and Training Administration has recently updated its Budget webpage (https://www.doleta.gov/budget/) to include documentation associated with the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget.

Updated: August 16, 2019