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Directive:

TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE LETTER NO. 5-13

Subject:
Pilot Study on Credential, Degree and Certificate Attainment by Participants of the Native American, Section 166, Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult Program

Purpose:
To notify WIA Section 166 Indian and Native American (INA) grantees of a pilot study on credentials received by participants of the Native American Employment and Training program and to provide guidance on how to define a credential. The pilot study will be for one year, from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. All grantees will be included in the pilot study, however, no additional information will be required from grantees as the data will be obtained from the Standard Participant Information Record (SPIR) file that grantees already submit every quarter. Upon completion of the study, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) – in consultation with the Secretary of Labor’s (Secretary) Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) – will establish a “credential goal” for the Native American, Section 166 program. The purpose of the credential goal will be to promote increases in training that lead to the attainment of industry recognized credentials and employment. The credential goal will be in addition to the existing three performance measures for the Native American program (entered employment, employment retention and average earnings).

To:
ALL SECTION 166 INDIAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN GRANTEES
From:
GERRI FIALA for
ERIC M. SELEZNOW
Acting Assistant Secretary
Date:
September 04, 2013
Expiration Date:
Continuing

Rescissions:    None

Contact:  Please direct questions to your designated Federal Project Officer provided below. Andrea Brown (East) (202) 693-3736 Duane Hall (Midwest) (972) 850-4637 Craig Lewis (Midwest) (202) 693-3384 Guy Suetopka (West) (415) 625-7988 Dawn Anderson (Midwest) (202) 693-3745

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