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When a user completes their Nevada Career Explorer assessments and career exploration activities (i.e VR Job Shadowing, SANDI workshop, etc.) they are ready to further explore available Nevada resilient training. Users will have access to the catalog via their Nevada Career Explorer portal along with a PDF version they can download.
The catalog is broken down into 3 sections:
When does a Community of Practice member check for SANDI training funding eligibility?
The community of Practice members' first goal is to enroll as many users as possible in NVCE and start their Individual Career Map (ICM). We want to expose and spark curiosity in as many individuals as possible about Nevada's resilient industries and the training Project SANDI offers. Proof of eligibility will occur at the end of an individual ICM; once a participant is interested in moving forward with training from the SANDI catalog, the COP member check a prospective student's eligibility.
If a participant selects a training course with a community College, that participant will be referred to the designated Community College Career Navigator.
Suppose the participant selects a private training provider; that participant will be reassigned to a COP member from that training provider. In addition, dependent on the client's overall needs (wrap-around services). In that case, the client will also be connected to a One-Stop, NGO, or State Agency community of practice member for wrap-around services support.
What is braided funding? Braided funding involves combining two or more funding sources (or “streams”) to support a program or activity. Braided funding pools multiple funding streams toward one purpose while separately tracking and reporting on each funding source.
How is braided funding carried out? In some cases, an organization will plan to meet a specific goal or objective by raising funds from multiple sources, each aware of the blended funding approach. Braided funding strategies can also involve various organizations joining together to implement a common program or goal, bringing different funding sources.
Why use Braided funding? Limited federal workforce development and educational funding mean workforce service providers must do more with less. Also, public funding for workforce programs comes through multiple agencies and programs with different requirements and purposes. Braiding funding supports existing or new programs without raising the total funds needed from one source.
What are the challenges of braided funding? When using multiple funding sources for one program or objective, each source of financing usually comes with specific goals, target populations, and performance indicators. Effectively braiding funding streams requires organizations to track multiple funding sources' requirements (such as the use of funds or performance metrics).
All community of practice members is encouraged to become familiar with their local WIOA partners as they will be a critical source for wrap-around services. Other community partners for support services outside of WIOA are also encouraged. Support Services via WIOA title I are available for Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs. For youth programs support Services are one of the 14 youth elements that must be made available to participants.
What is WIOA?
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed the Act with a wide bipartisan majority; it is the first legislative reform of the public workforce system since 1998.
The term ‘‘supportive services’’ means services such as transportation, child care, dependent care, housing, and needs-related payments, that are necessary to enable an individual to participate in activities authorized under this Act. A Support Service may only be provided to participants to enable their participation in WIOA services and tied to that specific service. Needs are typically identified through the Initial Assessment process and outlined in the Employment Plan. A Support Service payment is made to or on behalf of eligible participants for temporary assistance required to support the individual’s Employment Plan. WIOA Title I will only pay for expenses incurred while a participant is enrolled in the program and actively participating in activities authorized under WIOA. Support Services are not intended to meet every need of the participant. Rather, they provide temporary assistance.
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