COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 200

August 29, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

One Stop Workforce Center Participation

 

In March, I signed the State Memorandum of Instruction and Understandings: Comprehensive One Stop Workforce Centers (MOU), which, along with the Business Model for Phase I Development and Implementation Plan for Virginia's Comprehensive One Stop Centers, outlines the vision and implementation plans for Virginia's comprehensive one stop workforce center system. This system is now being implemented in six sites throughout the Commonwealth that are identified in the Business Model. However, other sites not identified in the Business Model are pursuing implementation as well.

 

State-approved adult education and literacy programs that receive federal funding from the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, Title II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, are mandated partners in the one stop system. Under the terms of the MOU, the Department of Education is instructed to provide guidance about participation in the one stop system to local school divisions with approved adult education and literacy programs. The attached document provides that guidance.

 

Participation in the one stop system provides adult education and literacy programs and the communities they serve with several potential benefits, including meeting the competitive workforce needs of the businesses in the area, higher quality and streamlined service delivery for under-educated citizens, more referrals to the adult education and literacy program, and greater cooperation and collaboration among the mandated partners.

I encourage you to refer to the attached guidance document as you negotiate your adult education program's participation in the local one stop workforce center.

 

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Attachment

 

a. Guidance Document for One Stop Workforce Centers (PDF)