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The Spring 2021 Newsletter features the following items.

Finding Training Resources for Upskilling or Reskilling

After a tumultuous year of job losses and workforce shifts, many unemployed and under-employed workers are asking “Where can I find affordable training to get my career back on track?”

At the top of many people’s list are short-term training programs that:

1) are free or low-cost and

2) end in a credential that can help the person qualify for an in-demand job.

It’s a straightforward goal, but the world of training—and paying for training—can be complex.

A great way to start this search is to contact a local American Job Center (AJC), and connect with a counselor who can steer you to vetted local training programs. If you’ve been laid off in a troubled industry, you might qualify for paid training under the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Although many AJCs are currently closed for in-person services, they are frequently offering virtual appointments where they can meet your needs just as well.

Visit the American Job Center Finder to search for AJCs in your local area and learn what kinds of services they are currently offering.

Another way to start exploring training options is to visit

New Resources to Help Workforce Professionals Navigate CareerOneStop

CareerOneStop launched a series of webinars designed for workforce professionals and career advisors to learn how to use CareerOneStop websites and tools to meet different customer needs. Each pre-recorded webinar is accompanied by an instructional PPT that covers the same materials, a related User Guide, and a list of the resources covered in the presentation. Get started with the following.

Overview of tools for Virtual Employment Services

Watch the overview webinar summarizing the five common customer need pathways detailed in above webinars. The paths described are:

  1. Find immediate employment
  2. Apply for unemployment and other benefits
  3. Job search for new college graduates
  4. Make longer-term career plans to change occupation or industry
  5. Develop new skills and knowledge.

Find more curriculum for workforce professionals at CareerOneStop’s Resources for Career Advisers.

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