This tool is designed to be an open forum for grantees and the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) to interact. As examples, this can be a great venue to ask questions about outreach strategies, start a conversation thread to share your accelerated learning models, or ask for promising practices on participant recruitment. 

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America's Promise Convening Discussion

Thank you all for participating in the America’s Promise Convening for 2017! We hope that you all enjoyed the time to connect with your peers, and that you walked away feeling part of our nationwide community. Let’s continue the conversation!

We invite you to comment and share your  lessons learned, common challenges, promising practices, and highlights from the convening.

To get you started, here is a little  of what we heard  from the conference:

·         A successful partnership is one that exists not just for the sake of partnering, but with intentionality and to best serve the customers (employers and job seekers).

·         IT cuts across multiple sectors/industries (e.g., IT is in healthcare, hospitality, financial services, etc.), making technology occupations a broader spectrum than just the tech industry.

·         A life-long learner approach facilitates high-skill training, retention, and successful career pathways.

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Post Convening - What would you like to share?
Posted On: 12/01/2017 at 04:19 PM
Author: Kevin Mauro

Career Pathways

This discussion section is for grantees to discuss anything that has to do with career pathways.

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Initial thoughts - Career Pathways in America's Promise Grants
Posted On: 12/01/2017 at 09:20 PM
Author: Kevin Mauro

Measurement, Impact, and Metrics

This discussion topic is about measuring the impact of your projects and which metrics are being used.  
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Measuring the Effectiveness of Regional Partnerships
Posted On: 06/04/2018 at 03:11 PM
Author: Heidi Sheppard

Performance Reporting

These discussions are everything and anything that has to do with your performance reporting and the WIPS system.
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Your Quarterly Performance Report (QPR) form
Posted On: 04/15/2019 at 10:09 PM
Author: Kevin Mauro

Regional Partnerships

This discussion section is for grantees to discuss anything to do with regional partnerships.

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Key Factors in Regional Partnerships
Posted On: 12/01/2017 at 09:18 PM
Author: Kevin Mauro

Sector Strategies

This discussion section is for grantees to discuss anything related to sector strategies.

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Sector Strategies: Opportunities and Challenges
Posted On: 12/01/2017 at 09:22 PM
Author: Kevin Mauro

Serving Targeted Populations

This discussion section is for grantees to talk about anything related to targeting specific populations of participants.

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Identifying and Reaching Out to Targeted Populations
Posted On: 12/01/2017 at 09:23 PM
Author: Kevin Mauro


Sustainability Discussion

As you all know, planning for sustainability starts on Day One of your grant.  This discussion section is for grantees to share ideas and promising practices related to sustaining the America’s Promise program beyond the life of the grant.

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