Montana LINCS Update

 10/18/10

Greetings from Montana LINCS

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1.   Montana ABLE Data Quality:  Data Page Now Posted

Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/data/data.htm  to access the main page for the new MT ABLE Data link. 

(You can always find the Data page by clicking on the MTLINCS homepage http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/index.htm and clicking on the word Data on the Montana ABLE graphic.) 

 

Access the following items:

·       Handout for Data Quality

·       PowerPoint – Using Data to Improve Adult Literacy Programs

·       Sample Action Plan

·       Template for Action Plan  

·       Data Divers Extraordinaire:  Check out who attended Data Quality!!!  (Thanks to Shelley Freese of Miles City for giving MTLINCS an idea!)

 

2.   Transitions Research

 

Click here http://aspenwsi.org/Publications/07-009.pdf to access Sector Initiatives and Community Colleges:  Working Together to Provide Education for Low-Wage Working Adults. 

 

This paper examines how some community colleges and sector initiatives are innovating and collaborating to benefit businesses seeking skilled workers, and low-income adults seeking education that leads to higher-wage employment.

 

3.   Workforce:  Webinar – Career Pathways in the Substance Disorder Field Partnering for Success  

 

Click here https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001027446863595967/info to access the web invitation. 

Webinar Invitation

Career Pathways in the Substance Disorder Field Partnering for Success

The substance disorder field has a workforce shortage that has been well documented.  This shortage is expected to become more severe when the Affordable Care Act (Health Care reform) increases access to services for people needing addiction and recovery services.  This webinar will discuss employment opportunities in the substance use disorder services field and will highlight an innovative program involving collaboration between New York State’s Substance Abuse Agency and its Workforce Investment Board (WIB). 

Presenters: 

Richard Kopanda, Deputy Director, US. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Linda Kaplan, Senior Public Health Advisor, US. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Douglas Rosenberry, Bureau Director, Talent Management & Fiscal Evaluation, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

 Moderator:

Chris Ollis, Director, Division of Adult Services, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

 

Dates: 

10/28/2010

 

Time: 

2:00pm Eastern (1:00pm/Central, 12:00pm/Mountain, 11:00am/Pacific)

 

Length: 

60 minutes

     

The issues being addressed in today's webinar impact upon the public workforce investment system in several ways--the ability of the One-Stop Career Centers to serve unemployed and underemployed persons, low-skilled/low-wage employees, and persons with multiple challenges to employment, including persons with disabilities and also to respond to the business sector’s needs to recruit and retain a qualified workforce.  ETA and the US. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are partnering in presenting this webinar to reach workforce investment stakeholders to:  1) provide an overview of the substance abuse disorder workforce requirements for professional and career pathways; and 2) identify a pilot program between the One-Stop Career Centers and the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to recruit entry-level professionals. This webinar will discuss employment opportunities in the substance abuse disorders services field,  provide an overview of SAMHSA’s Career Ladder for the field of Substance Use Disorders, discuss how One-Stop Career Centers can replicate effective strategies at the local levels, provide practical how-to tips on implementation, and provide resources.

Register Now!!!
Registration for this Webinar is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Multiple people in one physical location are encouraged to register under one name and attend jointly.  

Please click the link below to login to Workforce3 One and register today!

https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001027446863595967/info

 

 

P.S.  Remember -- if you are having trouble with the links in this email, go to the Email Archives at the top of the MTLINCS homepage at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/ .  Also if you no longer wish to receive this mailing, please let me know!  Thanks!

 

Norene Peterson
Adult Education Center
415 N. 30th
Billings, MT 59101
norenehp@bresnan.net