Call for Speakers for the 2020 Workforce Development Conference

Are you interested in speaking at the 2020 Workforce Development Conference? If so, please click here to access our online submission form.  The 2020 Workforce Development Conference will take place June 28 – July 1, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. WHY WOULD I WANT TO BE A CONCURRENT SPEAKER? You will have the opportunity to connect… Read More »

Register Today For 2020 Workforce Development Conference

Registration is now open for the 2020 Workforce Development Conference planned June 28 to July 1, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.    To register, please CLICK HERE.    Early registration discounts are available to March 15, 2020. Group discounts are also available to organizations registering 5 or more from the same organization.   Open as PDF  GET READY FOR PITTSBURGH  Pittsburgh provides the perfect setting… Read More »

Training and Certification for Workforce Professionals

Looking for opportunities to enhance your skills and professional development? Do you want to learn more about what’s happening in the Workforce Development field? Do you want to learn a new skill? You’ve come to the right place. Training is an integral part of every Workforce Professionals life. The International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP)… Read More »

USDOL Awards $11.1 Million to Enhance State Workforce Data Systems

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of $11.1 million in Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of state workforce data systems, and ultimately, the workforce programs in these states. The Department awarded nine grants – each approximately $1 million – to eligible State Workforce Agencies (SWAs)… Read More »

New Research Finds The Internet Perpetuates Job Market Inequality

Recent research finds the internet is giving both employers and job seekers access to more information, but has not made the hiring process more meritocratic. Instead, lower-wage jobs have become “black holes,” with intense competition for positions, while many higher-wage jobs are going to targeted candidates and are open to only limited competition. “In theory,… Read More »

Webinar: How Workforce Professionals Can Leverage LinkedIn to Assist Jobseekers

Not only are the skills for today’s occupations changing, so are the skills needed to successfully look for work. We invite you to attend a webinar deep-dive into the LinkedIn essential skills training. The training curriculum is designed for career counselors from workforce agencies to use to train jobseekers on how to best utilize the… Read More »

Nominations Committee Certifies Officer and Director Candidates

Cheryl Brown, IAWP Nominations Chair, reports that the criteria has been met for each of the following candidates to appear on the election ballot: Officer’s Linda DeMore – President Elect Amber Drake- Vice President Director’s at Large – 2 year term Stephanie Stevens Donna Glacken Director’s at Large – 1 year term Nancy Fink Steven Corwin The… Read More »

106th Workforce Development Conference

2019 IAWP Conference - San Antonio, TX

Now in its 106th year, the Workforce Development Conference is a comprehensive, multi-day conference offering educational training, continuing education and networking events targeting professionals from all walks of the workforce development community. Programs at the 2019 Workforce Development Conference target the needs of workforce boards, training providers, WIOA partners, workforce agency personnel, employers, youth and… Read More »