trade lines around globe

Technical Assistance Webinars

General

  • Business Engagement for Successful Outcomes1: In this webinar, we will look at how states are successfully engaging with businesses to best serve workers and get them reemployed. The strategies discussed will help support targeted business needs and subsequently support seamless transition from training into employment. This includes making training opportunities to match business needs, building connections with the business community, and getting business involved in the training process. (Recorded 11/19/2019)
  • Guiding and Coaching Trade Affected Workers1: The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program has abundant resources to serve trade-affected workers. However, it can be challenging to get workers to enroll in and successfully complete training. In this webinar, we will look at staffing roles that have been adopted in Oregon and Montana to provide support to workers to maximize reemployment goals through training. (Recorded 11/12/2019)
  • Back from Tennessee: Debriefing Their National Trade Convening1: In July 2019, the State of Tennessee developed, organized, and hosted a Trade-focused three-day Dislocated Worker Conference. Tennessee's ability to host benefited from the flexibility of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program's employment and case management services and paid for, in part, using TAA Training and Other Activities Program funds. (Recorded 10/30/2019)
  • All Aboard! The Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Community has Launched!1: Learn about the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers community that was launched summer 2019. Its mission is to openly share resources and expertise with TAA Program practitioners, to provide a platform for peer to peer learning, and to channel our shared passion into the continuous improvement of the TAA Program. (Recorded 9/13/2019)
  • Serving English Language Learners under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program1: A discussion of challenges and promising practices in serving English language learners under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program. This interactive discussion will be facilitated by the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance and will feature presentations from states. (Recorded 7/19/2019)
  • Applying "Lean" Strategies to Case Management1: In this webinar for the TAA Program, states will present their experiences with "Lean" strategies for case management. These best practices focus on TAA case management but can be leveraged for other workforce programs. Presenters will include staff from Arizona who have operationalized the results of their "Lean" analysis and from Rhode Island who are in the process of implementing solutions. (Recorded 5/30/2019)
  • On-The-Job Training (OJT) Best Practices and the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program1: We present an overview of the rules of how OJTs work in the TAA program and compare it with OJTs available through other workforce programs. There is great discussion around barriers and obstacles to OJTs and whether they really are barriers and how they can be overcome. Georgia and New Hampshire presented best practices. (Recorded 03/21/19)
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Case Management1: What is case management? Why is case management important? This webinar will focus on the importance of case management in the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program and break down what case management means including why it's important. This will be presented in two parts including a federal panel and state best practices from across the country. (Recorded 11/15/2018)
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Title I Dislocated Worker Co-Enrollment1: Why is co-enrollment of participants in the TAA and Dislocated Worker programs important? How does it benefit participants? Come to this webinar to learn about co-enrollment, its benefits and the myths that keep national co-enrollment rates low. This webinar will include a state panel portion to maximize peer-sharing. (Recorded 06/13/2018)
  • Virginia Best Practice Model: Workforce & Adult Education Working Together1: Interested in leveraging Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) outreach, creating work contextualized learning and identifying employer-based training? Join us for a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) best practice webinar to hear about PluggedinVA (PIVA). PIVA has served cohorts of dislocated workers in Virginia (including TAA participants) since 2008. (Recorded 02/08/2018)
  • Oregon Best Practices1: This presentation will feature a variety of new strategies for increasing petition filing, innovating staff infrastructure, and working directly with employers in a manner that increases participation and program expenditures. Come hear from the state that ranked #1 in petition filing and overall participation in FY 2016! (Recorded 10/18/17)
  • Who is the TAA Customer. Resources, Characteristics and Strategies for TAA and other Adult Learners1: Webinar designed to distinguish key characteristics of TAA demographic, identify training aversion as a cause of low enrollment for adults, discuss causes of training aversion, identify resources and strategies for dealing with training aversion, and provide information on TAA resources and points of contact for connecting with TAA population. (Recorded 04/15/16)

Petitions

  • ITC-Related Petitions for TAA Program1: This webinar will familiarize participants with the International Trade Commission (ITC) related petition process. We will discuss how ITC decisions relate to Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), group eligibility requirements, and how ITC-related petitions differ from other petition types. The associated FAQ is here. (Recorded 12/18/2018)
  • How to File a TAA Petition Online1: This presentation is designed to provide state and local workforce staff with screen shots from the online TAA Petition application, with a focus on the unique features of the online petition, including "help" buttons that provide useful clarification about the information requested on a TAA petition, and how to connect attachments to the petition via the application. During the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions in connection with TAA filing procedures. (Recorded 05/31/2016)

Eligibility

  • New Hampshire and Massachusetts Best Practices1: This presentation will feature strategies from two states that build collaboration through IT Systems to accelerate notification, eligibility and follow up of TAA Participants. Come learn strategies that explain why Massachusetts has the highest ERR in Region 1 and why New Hampshire has the highest take-up rate (percentage of group-eligible workers who enroll in TAA) in the country! (Recorded 11/14/17)

Reporting

  • Reporting TAA "Efforts to Improve Outcomes" in PIRL1: This webinar will focus on how to write high-quality narratives for "Efforts to Improve Outcomes" in Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL). Presenters will discuss the types of information that users should or should not include. (Recorded 01/24/2019)
  • Today's TAADI Webcast1: This webcast discusses the TAADI protocols and requirements. We review the purpose and goals, recent changes to measures, additional resources, and discuss the annual review process. This webcast also provides a walkthrough of how to use the TAADI Self-Check to both obtain unofficial results and how to identify records affecting TAADI results.
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance PIRL Reporting1: Data is the single most important channel for helping Congress and other stakeholders see the value of the TAA program. Correct reporting of activity is vital to program continuity. This presentation will feature important guidance on PIRL reporting, which begins in FY 2018. The webinar will include explanations of key elements and calculations, where to locate important resources, and important timelines for implementation. Priority attendance for TAA Program and Reporting staff alike! (Recorded 11/21/17)
  • Rapid Response Reporting for Trade Adjustment Assistance1: Rapid Response is a key tool to minimizing the disruption that layoffs have on the workforce. States are required to provide Rapid Response services for trade-affected individuals, but often separation of Rapid Response teams from those who administer trade program data complicates the collection and reporting of this critical data element. The presentation will examine how Rapid Response shapes outcomes, how TAA Data Integrity (TAADI) aims to improve Rapid Response reporting, and provide a forum for states to discuss the costs and benefits of their particular implementation. (Recorded 09/30/2015)

Fiscal

  • Seven Tips for Preparing Approvable TAA Program Reserve Funding Requests1: This webinar explains what to do (and what to avoid) when preparing and submitting Requests for TAA Program Training and Other Activities Reserve Funds. (Recorded 12/11/2019)
  • Promising Practices that Support Accurate Fiscal Tracking and Reporting1: Accurate fiscal tracking and reporting is important for telling the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program and other workforce programs' stories, effective program management, and being good fiscal stewards. Hear from Florida, Georgia, and the MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board about their fiscal tracking systems and successes. The webinar also has discussion of accrual accounting which is the required reporting method for federal grants. (Recorded 6/18/2019)
  • The TAA 9130 Report: Changes and Common Questions1: This webinar will include a presentation and discussion on the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) financial reporting through the ETA-9130(M) form, including recent changes to the form and additional validation being implemented. Presenters will also answer common questions about the resultant values that TAA uses and address common reporting issues. (Recorded 08/29/2016)
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Fiscal and State Best Practices Webinar1: Given the differences in the laws governing different Fiscal Year (FY) grants, Parts One and Two of this webinar provides a brief review of the rules that govern funds allocated for trade-related State administration, employment and case management, and other program funds. Part Three provides clarification on how TAA program case management funds may be used to contribute to system improvements and to support infrastructure shared by other workforce programs provided through the American Job Centers; and Part Four provides fiscal tips for good strategies for spending. (Recorded 08/08/2013)

1This webinar is hosted on the WorkforceGPS website. WorkforceGPS, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), is an on-line interactive communications and learning platform designed to build the capacity of the Workforce Investment System. Members include the public workforce system and its strategic partners, such as employers, Federal agencies, community-and faith-based organizations, and educators. WorkforceGPS supplements other technical assistance provided by the Employment and Training Administration's national and regional staff to build the capacity of the workforce investment system to successfully meet the employment needs of America's workforce and employers. For questions regarding accessing WorkforceGPS, please send an email to support@workforcegps.org.