Webinar: Consumer’s Guide to Poverty Measurement The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), the nation’s original poverty research center, will hold a Webinar to provide “An Intelligent Consumer’s Guide to Poverty Measurement,” on Wednesday, May 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters are IRP Director Timothy Smeeding and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Kathleen Short, two distinguished experts in the field. The Webinar will explain the various types of poverty measures and will contrast the "official" U.S. poverty measure with the newer Supplemental Poverty Measure. The presenters will talk about the development of state poverty measures and the benefits they can offer in understanding poverty at the local and regional level. Finally, Short and Smeeding will touch on recent research on poverty measurement and take questions from the online audience. Registration, which merely requires submission of your name and email address, is at http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/media/webinars/onlineregistration.htm. The Webinar will also be recorded and available for later viewing. For more information about past and future IRP Webinars, see http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/media/webinars.htm#may2014.
ETA initiated a small project to assist the states to better use real-time LMI -- which compiles and analyzes Internet job ads and resumes in order to better understand labor markets, and to improve employment, education and training programs. This Webinar highlights the work of PA and NYC.
Webinar: Improving Higher Education Outcomes Jobs for the Future (JFF) will hold a free Webinar on “Improving Higher Education Outcomes in the United States,” on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. JFF explains the Webinar as follows: “Gainful employment regulations are looming, a bipartisan Student Right to Know Before You Go Act has been introduced to the Senate, and the White House has published a College Scorecard evaluating student loan default rates and employment outcomes. Given this environment of scrutiny, colleges will need to build capacity to collect stronger student outcome data and monitor regional labor markets to ensure that their program offerings align with employer demand. The purpose of this discussion is to have some of the evaluators behind these types of scorecards share insight into how colleges can structure student data and use labor market resources….” Register at Improving Higher Education Outcomes in the United States. The presenters are Patrick Perry (Vice Chancellor of Technology, Research and Information Systems, California Community Colleges) and Mark Schneider (President, College Measures).
Webinar: Consequences of Job Loss The Population Reference Bureau’s Center for Public Information on Population Research will hold a free Webinar on “The Economic and Social Consequences of Job Loss and Unemployment,” on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time. Jennie E. Brand, Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Till von Wachter, Associate Professor of Economics and Faculty Affiliate of CCPR at UCLA, will discuss some of the short- and long-term consequences of job loss and unemployment for families in the United States. Their discussion will be followed by 10-15 minutes of Q&A. Register at The Economic and Social Consequences of Job Loss and Unemployment.
International Adult Literacy & Numeracy On October 8, 2013 the first results from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Survey of Adult Skills will be released, including a Webinar at 2:30 Eastern time (click on “Register” on the left-hand side). More than 30 countries (the U.S. assessment was conducted in 2012) are participating in this Survey of Adult Skills, which is part of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). The assessment included literacy and numeracy skills for the population aged 16 to 65. Previous U.S. surveys were conducted in 1992 and 2003 — for a comparison of the findings from both years, see Literacy in Everyday Life: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy.
This Webinar will show you how to use workforce data to identify growing and in-demand jobs, determine which of them are “good” jobs, and ascertain what preparatory education and training are needed. Drawing upon the best governmental and private sector sources, we explain them, outline their strengths and limitations, provide guidance on oft-used terms, and help you to avoid common pitfalls. We also identify some of the best multi-purpose E-Tools that incorporate workforce data, job ads, and other job-related information in one place.
The U.S. Labor Department’s Employment and Training Administration has now posted materials from its November 14, 2012 Webinar on “Using BLS and Census Disability Statistics for Employment and Training Decisions,” including the PowerPoint slides; transcript; and recording.
The Webinar on Bureau of Labor Statistics’ New Education and Training Data for Employment Projections was held on June 19, 2012. For those who couldn’t attend, you can now obtain the PowerPoint presentation, a recording and a transcript of the Webinar, plus relevant resource links from both BLS and the U.S. Employment and Training Administration, at https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001215150084391966/info.
This November 30, 2012 Webinar will present the results of an evaluation of the $50 million State Labor Market Information (LMI) Improvement Grants, used to enhance workforce information in 24 individual states and 6 multi-state consortia. The funds were used for a variety of purposes, including instituting or improving real-time data and green jobs data projects. The Webinar will provide insights into innovative and promising practices that other states can adopt to enhance workforce and economic development decision-making. To save a seat, sign up NOW. To register, click below.
This Webinar will present the results of an evaluation of the $50 million State Labor Market Information (LMI) Improvement Grants, used to enhance workforce information in 24 individual states and 6 multi-state consortia. The funds were used for a variety of purposes, including instituting or improving real-time data and green jobs data projects. The Webinar will provide insights into innovative and promising practices that other states can adopt to enhance workforce and economic development decision-making. To register, click here: https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001231935177980523/info.
This U.S. Labor Department (DOL) Employment and Training Administration Webinar will tell you everything you need to know about finding, understanding and using employment-related disability statistics to apply for grant funding, as well as to plan, design, operate and assess the effectiveness of your programs.
The BLS 2010-2020 Occupational Projections were recently published. This Webinar will give insight into the methodology and background for this year’s National Long Term Projections. This forum will give stakeholders an opportunity to gain insight into the various subject matters concerning the BLS 2010-2020 Occupational Projections. Register Now https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001205337644798216/info
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) held this Webinar on real-time labor market information (LMI) to explain its latest project, and to highlight the work of a leading state and city in in this field.
Our October 9th Webinar on the most geographically detailed demographic and economic data produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will be rescheduled as soon as we’re able to make the necessary arrangements. Due to the Federal shutdown, we unfortunately had to cancel this event. In the meantime, there are many other useful sources from ETA, BLS and the U.S. Census Bureau, listed in this 2-page guide. TO SEE THEM, CLICK "DOWNLOAD NOW" ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN.
Webinar: BLS State and Local Data To help you understand and use data from the most geographically detailed demographic and economic data produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), ETA is hosting a Webinar with the leading BLS expert on this data source, Tom Krolik. This 90 minute Webinar will be held on October 9, 2013, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern time. Register at https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001326352353582735/info. BLS recently issued its annual publication of the demographic and economic characteristics of the employed and unemployed. This series of tables covers the four census regions and nine divisions, the 50 states and the District of Columbia, 54 large metropolitan areas, 22 metropolitan divisions, and 41 principal cities. The tables show data by gender, age, race, Hispanic origin, educational attainment, occupation, industry, class of worker, weekly working hours, full- and part-time status, reasons for unemployment and for not working, unemployment duration, and marital status. ETA is holding this Webinar because local demographic unemployment information is of keen interest to government, education, and private agencies for funding applications, program planning and reviews, and many other purposes. The Webinar will 1. Describe the data, including how it differs from other BLS and Census Bureau sources (including the American Community Survey); 2. Explain basic definitions and concepts behind employment, unemployment, and other labor force and geographical terms; 3. Take you on a guided tour through the various tables, to help you understand what’s available and how to find it; 4. Provide advice and tips for interpreting the data, including judging what degree of difference between two numbers is meaningful; and 5. Answer audience questions.
Long-Term NAEP Test Score Trends On June 27 at 11:30 a.m. EST, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will release The Nation’s Report Card: Trends in Academic Progress. When released, it will be available at the NCES Web site. A panel of education experts will simultaneously discuss the results in a live webinar beginning at 11:30 a.m. EST. To register, go to Between the Trend Lines: Four Decades of NAEP Reading and Math. Since the 1970s, NAEP has monitored the academic performance of 9-, 13-, and 17-year old students with what have become known as the long-term trend assessments. Four decades of results offer an extended view of student achievement in reading and mathematics. Results in this report are based on the most recent performance of more than 50,000 public and private school students who, by their participation, have contributed to our understanding of the nation’s academic achievement. Note that these NAEP tests results, which are based on selected ages, are separate from another NAEP series, which monitors performance for grades 4, 8, and 12. NAEP is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education. The National Assessment Governing Board sets policy for NAEP.
Webinar: Special Census Bureau ACS Disability Data On June 6, 2013, from 2- 3:30 p.m. Eastern time, the U.S. Labor Department’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) will present a Webinar with Melissa Chiu, Chief of the Industry and Occupation Statistics Branch at the U.S. Census Bureau, discussing the recently-released American Community Survey (ACS) Disability Employment Tabulation 2008-2010. The Disability Employment Tabulation, sponsored by ODEP and DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), provides data on disability employment in order to further education, research, and policy initiatives that improve employment opportunities and outcomes for people with disabilities. For more information and to register, go to Disability Employment Tabulation Webinar. The Disability Employment Tabulation uses three years of data (2008-2010) collected from the ACS. The tabulation provides over 1 billion new estimates highlighting the disability status and diversity of the labor force and population 16 and older for more than 4,000 unique geographic entities. Tables include employment status, detailed occupation, occupation groups, educational attainment, age, sex, race, citizenship, and earnings. The Webinar will include a live demonstration showing how to access the data in American FactFinder, the primary means by which the Census Bureau distributes ACS data. Please dial in by phone or listen through your computer speakers to a simultaneous audio conference while viewing the online presentation. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
Webinar: Using Administrative Data On June 5, 2013 at 2 PM Eastern Time, Dr. Elizabeth Weigensberg, the current Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) Emerging Scholar, will host a Webinar titled Using Administrative Data: Quantitative and Qualitative Insights for Workforce Development Programs. This Webinar will describe recent research efforts in Chicago, highlighting how cross-system, longitudinal, and matched administrative data provided key information to support data-informed decision-making among local stakeholders. Strengths and limitations of administrative data will also be discussed, including valuable qualitative insights into the "black box" of what makes workforce programs successful. During the Webinar, Dr. Weigensberg will also answer questions submitted by SSRC users and Webinar participants. Questions can be submitted any time before the Webinar through the SSRC's Ask a Question feature. Register for the Webinar here.
Webinar: Understanding & Using Workforce Data in the National Farmworker Jobs Program ETA will conduct a Webinar Wednesday, April 24, 2013 on “Using Labor Market Information in Service Delivery for National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Grantees” (register here). Although the Webinar is for one training program, almost all of the information presented will be applicable to all employment, education and training program staff. There will be two presentations, one explaining workforce data sources and tools, by Tony Dais and Frank Gallo of ETA’s E-Tools staff. The second presentation will be by Dan Ramirez of Proteus, Inc., the California NFJP grantee.
Webinar: Updates to OnTheMap The U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday, May 29 from 1:30-2:30 pm Eastern time will conduct a FREE Webinar, "Updates to OnTheMap", to explain the its most recent data enhancements. The presenter will be Mathew Graham, a geographer who is the project manager for the OnTheMap application. The Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program is based upon a Federal-State Local Employment Dynamics (LED) partnership. LEHD links employee and employer records from an array of data sources — administrative records, demographic surveys and censuses. OnTheMap is a Web-based mapping and reporting tool that uses LEHD data to show where workers are employed and live. This Webinar is recommended for users at all experience level; register here.