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Posted 7/18/2017 6:42 PM by Jeff Ryan
For the first blog in this series on business engagement, let’s start by attempting to develop a common definition for business engagement. After that, we will talk a bit about why active business engagement efforts are so critical for the workforce system and our partners, and look at some of the critical elements of successful business engagement programs.
Posted 7/14/2017 7:36 PM by Jeff RyanOne of the more tricky terms we use in the workforce development world is “business engagement.” Business engagement is tricky in several ways: it is largely undefined, there are many different interpretations of what it is and what it entails, who should participate, how it can be funded, how to measure success, and much more.
Posted 3/30/2017 6:22 PM by Jeff Ryan
Now that we have addressed what Rapid Response is and when it must be delivered, let us take a brief look at a related question—who has the responsibility for carrying out these activities?
Posted 1/31/2017 7:39 PM by Jeff Ryan
Now that we’ve defined Rapid Response, discussed its purpose, and described the circumstances under which Rapid Response must be provided, let’s take a closer look at one of the big changes to Rapid Response under the WIOA regulations from WIA: the definition of “mass layoff” as it applies to the Rapid Response program.
Posted 9/6/2016 9:07 PM by Jeff Ryan
Our discussion of the major components of the WIOA regulations on Rapid Response continues as we cover the purpose of this critically important program. First, here is the language from the Final Rule (found at 682.300(b)):
Posted 8/12/2016 6:44 PM by Jeff Ryan
Now that the WIOA Final Rules have been released publicly, you may be finding that you have questions or would like more details on various components of the new regulations on Rapid Response. Over the next few months, we’ll be posting blogs and facilitating discussions in this space about various aspects of the regulations on Rapid Response—So you don’t have to read through each page, the preamble for this section begins on page 469; the rule text on 1139.
Posted 4/27/2016 10:02 PM by Jeff RyanThis blog features some thoughts on why business engagement is so valuable, and why the workforce system, and our partners, must make it a high priority. We look forward to your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below. Let's have a vibrant discussion on this topic!
Posted 4/27/2016 8:36 PM by Jeff Ryan
Business engagement is a focused set of strategies and corresponding activities designed to provide solutions to business needs in a state, region, or local area that ensure the workforce system will be a valued partner to the business community. Business engagement programs build relationships that are rooted in the effort to ensure that workforce development is aligned with economic development and other resources to promote economic vitality.
Posted 4/27/2016 8:10 PM by Jeff RyanWe wanted to try to develop a vision statement for business engagement. Here’s a first attempt. Please suggest edits or additions in the comment area.
Posted 3/25/2015 3:45 PM by Jeff RyanIntroducing a unique vehicle through which to view the role of a Rapid Responder--we hope you enjoy the Stone Soup concept!