FY 16 Annual Plan
As required under Section 108 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Greater Lowell Workforce Investment Board has made available for comment and review the draft of the FY16 Annual Plan. A copy of draft plan will be available at the GLWIB, 107 Merrimack Street, Lowell MA, t: 978-937-9816. Comments will be accepted for a 30-day period from the date of this notice. Download the FY 16 Annual Plan Executive Summary below:
FY 16 Annual Plan Executive Summary
2015 Connecting Activities Youth Job Fairs
The Greater Lowell WIB's Connecting Activities program hosted the annual Youth Job Fair at Lowell High School on April 30th and the first Job Fair at Tewksbury High School on May 7th. The Annual Job Fair included 50 employers and more than 600 students/young adults participating in the event with 80 hires to date already. The Tewksbury Job Fair included 20 employers and 150 students. The results of the Job Fair are forthcoming. Please share this PSA from employers on their expectations for students at the job fairs and on-the-job.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law in July of 2014 and now begins the two year transition period. New regulations are expected to be published in April 2015. There will be many changes to streamline and improve the workforce development system and enhance the role of American Job Centers across the country.
The GLWIB will ensure that our partners and stakeholders are prepared for implementation of WIOA. To learn more about WIOA, please utilize the following resources:
Department of Labor