2016 NJCA Professional Development: Innovation Series

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The NJCA is proud to offer a series of webinar courses to keep you and your staff up-to-date on the most pressing issues and new requirements facing Job Corps operators and center staff. The Innovation Webinar Series is designed to be highly interactive and aimed at helping your center and corporate/agency personnel address critical issues and meet PRH staff development requirements.


  • Member
    • $450 per center/agency for the entire package
    • $250 per center/agency for one series
  • Non-Member
    • $850 per center/agency for the entire package

The series package is $450 per center or corporate/agency office (for NJCA members) and includes unlimited participation for all courses. In other words, multiple staff from one center or office can participate in each course. Centers and offices can also purchase webinars individually if they do not wish to attend all courses.


Please encourage your centers and corporate/agency offices to register today. To register, please visit the following URL: https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/njca/event.jsp?event=112&.

Course Descriptions

The Future of Job Corps Procurements

ETA Contracts Administrator Sandra Foster is planning to join us to provide information on the new model for Job Corps procurements, including the new oral presentation process.


Day 1

  • Sandra Foster, Administrator, Office of Contracts Management, ETA
  • Lonnie P. Taylor, President & CEO, NJCA

Date & Time:

Thursday, September 15

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Awarding Postsecondary Credit to Job Corps Students

Job Corps awards many certifications that are awarded in colleges, yet our students generally do not receive the postsecondary credit they would if they completed the same coursework at a college. The good news is that most Job Corps centers already have access to accredited postsecondary courses on center (although you may not know it) and colleges are increasingly open to the development of articulation agreements. The webinar will be led by Job Corps’ largest educational provider, Penn Foster who will discuss how some centers are already giving students access to postsecondary credit through their programs, as well as Beth Brown, a BCL and former community college official who is an expert on the development of community college-Job Corps articulation agreements.

Tentative Dates & Times:

  • Wednesday, November 30, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST (Day 1 – Existing Postsecondary Credit Options on Job Corps Centers)
  • Thursday, December 1, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST (Day 2 – Developing Articulation Agreements with Local Colleges)

Leveraging WIOA and the Workforce System

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) made substantial changes to existing law that are intended to promote cross-program collaboration. The Employment and Training Administration is looking for ideas (particularly in Job Corps procurements) regarding how Job Corps can leverage new models and what already exists in the rest of the workforce system, whether career pathways, sector partnerships, or other efforts. Join this webinar to hear about the new opportunities WIOA creates for collaboration, the major initiatives that are being implemented nationwide, and specific examples of how Job Corps can leverage the resources of the local workforce development infrastructure to provide better services to out-of-school youth.

Tentative Dates & Times:


3:30 – 5:00 p.m. EDT

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