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Suggestions for Successful Partnerships

Suggestions for a successful partnership between Workforce Investment Act Title II and the Local One Stop System.

I. Basics of Good Partnerships

Responsible Partner
Description of adult education services and programs are included in core service materials within and at One Stop service delivery points. Materials are updated regularly and reflect changes in available services. One Stop staff assures distribution of materials. Adult Education and One Stop
Computer kiosks include links to adult education Internet sites when available. One Stop Information Technology Staff
Adult education provides an orientation to One Stop staff regarding literacy programs. Adult Education
One Stop descriptions of core and intensive services include adult education programs. One Stop
One Stop staff refers participants to adult education for literacy programs. One Stop Case Managers
Adult education staff refers students to One Stop for career services. Adult Education Counselors and Staff
Adult education staff refers students to One Stop partners (unemployment Insurance, vocational rehabilitation, county social services, etc.) Adult Education Counselors

 

II. Suggested Best Practices

Responsible Partner
Adult education and the Local Work Investment Board (LWIB) develop and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) covering both literacy and, when available, vocational programs. The MOU delineates roles and responsibilities and establishes measurable outcomes and deliverables. LWIB and Adult Education
Adult education and One Stop staff meet regularly (no less than once per quarter) to keep lines of communication open. Staff of both Adult Education and One Stop
One Stop partners (Vocational Rehabilitation, Unemployment, etc.) and support service providers (behavioral health, child care, etc.) refer participants to adult education when appropriate. One Stop and Support Agency Counselors or Case Managers
Adult education vocational programs submit applications to be listed on the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). Adult education, One Stop operator, and local board explore solutions to ETPL barriers. Adult Education and LWIB
Adult education staff is co-located at the One Stop sites and One Stop staff is co-located at local adult education sites. One Stop Operator
Classes are co-located at the One Stop when space is available and enrollment is sufficient to be cost-effective for the adult education provider. One Stop and Adult Education

 

III. Emerging Practices

Responsible Partner

Title II funded agencies within an LWIB region develop a coalition to work collaboratively as a continuum of service. All Title II Funded Agencies
The Title II regional or local coalition refers and enrolls students to the most appropriate adult education provider within the coalition that most closely meets the individual student needs (i.e., specialized program, class time, location easiest for student to attend, etc.). Adult Education Counselors
The adult education Title II coalition works closely with business partners to identify literacy and vocational needs of the current and emerging workforce. Adult Education Coalition
The locally developed Title II coalition, representing all Title II programs in the local area or region, collectively enters into a single MOU with local WIB. Adult Education Coalition and LWIB
The Title II coalition has a representative seated on the LWIB. Adult Education Coalition and LWIB
Adult education site hosts a One Stop site on the adult education campus. Adult Education and One Stop Operator

Contact Information

Cliff Moss, Consultant
916-327-6378
CMoss@cde.ca.gov

Questions:   Adult Education Office | 916-322-2175
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