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ETA Announces November 15 "WIA Youth Chat"; Conversation to Include the Recently Launched "Credentials for Youth Tool"
Nov 2, 2012

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has announced a WIA Youth Chat.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Where: Log-into Workforce3One, enter the Youth Community of Practice, and click on the "Chat Button."

Would you like to share what you are doing to help youth obtain credentials? Would you like to learn about what other WIA youth programs are doing around the country? Are you interested in communicating directly with DOL youth staff?

Join us on Thursday, November 15th at 12:00 pm EST for a WIA Youth Chat on helping youth attain occupational credentials, how programs can be structured, and what the essential program elements are to help youth attain occupational credentials and move into employment.

The chat will include a discussion of the recently launched Credentials for Youth Tool on the Youth Community of Practice. The site helps workforce professionals identify promising occupations for youth and the credentials to help youth attain them.

Login and enjoy an informative exchange of information on our Live Chat discussion! You can submit questions in advance of the chat to: youth.services@dol.gov.

The Live Chat is an online instant messaging format which captures typed conversation, or "chat," between two or more people. All comments typed into a message box immediately appear in the chat screen in the order in which they were entered. This is not a conference call. There is no dial-in number and no need to use the phone whatsoever.

To participate, you must be a member of Workforce3One. If you are not a member, you must register at: http://www.workforce3one.org/register.aspx. There is no cost to register and once the account is established you can access the Youth Connections Community of Practice (CoP) as well as free webinars, tools, and documents available through Workforce3One.

Please note: ETA's Division of Youth Services may not answer all questions during the chat do to time constraints. However, the team will do their best to answer questions in real time or post answers on the Youth Connections CoP at a later date. Questions not answered should be sent to: youth.services@dol.gov.