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  • Trying to Access FVE e-Learning Training? If you recently attended a Facilitary Veteran Employment class, you were provided a link to a e-learning component to complete. You will no longer need to complete that training and you'll notice the link has been disabled. The good news is that the materials covered in the training (ADA and facilitation skills) will be updated and presented in a future e-learning training update. Details coming soon!

  • Study: Women Veterans - The Long Journey Home - Check out this DAV report exploring gaps for women in health care, transition services, disability compensation, employment and housing.

    The research reveals that America’s nearly 300,000 women veterans are put at risk by a system designed for and dominated by male veterans.

    This report paints a compelling picture of federal agencies and community service providers that consistently fail to understand that women are impacted by military service and deployment differently than men. And it points to changes that are needed in the overall culture and services provided by the federal government and local communities, listing 27 specific recommendations

    [Link to study...]

  • Help for Long-Term Unemployed - DOL announced new grants for programs to help Americans who have been unemployed for a while:

    The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $169,771,960 in grants to expedite the employment of Americans struggling with long-term unemployment. The grants are part of the Ready to Work Partnership initiative to support and scale innovative collaborations between employers, nonprofit organizations and federal job training programs to help connect ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs.

    "There's no question that individuals struggling with long-term unemployment are better off than they were 12 months ago, but there are still twice as many of them as there were before the recession. The constant struggle to find work has left many of them feeling discouraged and disregarded," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. "The federal grants we're awarding today are part of a series of administration initiatives designed to help encourage, empower and employ this pool of talented individuals."

    [Link to complete press release...]

  • NVTI Training Open to SWA/AJC Staff - VETS is allowing some seats in NVTI’s primary training courses to state workforce agency and AJC staff to attend:

    Facilitating Veteran Employment (FVE)

    Intensive Services (IS)

    Employer Outreach (EO)

    Leadership for the Integration of Veteran Services (LIVS)

    Veterans Benefits Online (VB)

    VETS has approved these courses for SWA and AJC staff attendance under the NVTI contract, thus participant travel will be arranged and paid for, as well as participant guest charges (hotel guest room, three meals daily during training, Denver airport shuttle).  Of course, no travel is needed for Veterans Benefits Online.

    Interested parties should complete the NVTI training app below, obtain any necessary state approval to attend, and email their app to Jim Deal or Anthony Martinez. Applications may also be faxed to NVTI at 303-315-2222.

    NVTI Training Application PDF format or Word doc

    This is an amazing opportunity! Take advantage.

    FYI: SWA and AJC are the same staff.  They are funded through WIA or Wayner-Peysner funds. 

  • Inspiring Thought - "If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of." — Bruce Lee

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