H-1B America's Promise National Convening, November 14-15, 2017, Washington, DC
November 14-15, 2017
U.S. Department of Labor
Francis Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Cesar Chavez Auditorium
The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration is excited to announce the H-1B America’s Promise Grantee Convening, which will take place Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building in Washington, DC. The America’s Promise Grantee Convening will provide training and assistance to the 23 America’s Promise grants, awarded in November 2016, to ensure success in the implementation and administration of the America’s Promise grant program.
This convening will bring together America’s Promise grantees, national and regional Employment and Training Administration (ETA) staff, experienced technical assistance coaches, and subject matter experts with deep background in the programmatic issues the grantees are facing. Collectively, conference participants will take advantage of comprehensive technical assistance, materials, presentations, shared learning experiences, and hands-on demonstrations to support the implementation and administration of the America’s Promise grant program.
By creating opportunities for grantees to network with peers and share promising practices and practical solutions to common challenges, the convening will serve as a critical foundation to achieve the primary goals of the America’s Promise grants, which include building regional workforce partnerships that offer targeted sector-based training opportunities; and providing a pipeline of workers to fill existing job openings, meet existing employer needs for expansion, fuel the talent needs of entrepreneurs, and attract more jobs from overseas.
The H-1B America’s Promise Grantee Convening will include:
- Programmatic technical assistance to support grantee efforts in:
- Outreach and recruitment, training, and placement of unemployed, underemployed and incumbent workers in high-growth H-1B targeted occupations
- Creating and expanding regional workforce partnerships between employers, economic and workforce development organizations, training and education institutions, and community-based organizations
- Grants management policies and procedures;
- Information on participant data collection and performance reporting requirements; and
- Sharing promising practices among grantees through peer-to-peer knowledge exchange.