WPTI Announces New Trainings for 2023, Available at No Cost to Workforce Providers!

Back by popular demand, and with the generous support of the Altman Foundation, WPTI is pleased to offer several new live, virtual trainings, open to workforce development practitioners and leaders at no cost to you!

Due to high demand, we encourage you to reserve your seat(s) today. Please note: if you are unable to attend a training that you have signed up for, you must cancel your ticket in Eventbrite in advance or you will be waitlisted for future trainings (read cancellation instructions here).

Our exciting new offerings through April 2023 are as follows – Click below to register!

Facilitation Essentials
Tuesday, February 7 – 1:00-2:30pm ET

Workforce professionals are increasingly being called upon to lead workshops for participants from diverse backgrounds. Designing and implementing dynamic and empowering workshops requires staff to be equipped with effective training design and facilitation methods. This hands-on workshop will teach the principles of workforce development instruction and will prepare participants with the strategies and resources necessary to create a learning environment that is safe, respectful, challenging, and engaging of multiple intelligences.

The Art of Assessment: Tools to Evaluate Skills and Abilities
Thursday, March 2 – 1:00-2:30pm ET

Skills assessment tools allow workforce professionals to determine each job seeker’s strengths and challenges. Assessing job seeker’s skills is an essential first step to finding success in their job search as well as discerning what pool of skills you have to offer your employer partners. Tracking knowledge and skill’s gaps also allows the workforce professionals an opportunity to re-evaluate their training.

Applied LMI: Finding, Using, and Understanding Labor Market Intelligence
Thursday, March 23 – 1:00-2:30pm ET

During this 90-minute training, workforce practitioners will develop a practical understanding of how to effectively use labor market intelligence to assist their jobseekers in making informed career decisions, pursuing training opportunities, and advancing on a career path.

Searching for Success: Dynamic Strategies to Get Jobseekers Hired
Tuesday, April 4 – 1:00-2:30pm ET

In today’s job market, workforce programs serving job seekers need to understand the employer, industry, and company as a whole. It is more important than ever to stay on top of the substantial changes and trends. Evaluating different kinds of job-searching strategies can help your team evaluate which strategy will work best for your participants and programming.

Beyond the Shark Tank: Entrepreneurial Skills Training in Workforce Development
Wednesday, April 26 – 1:00-2:30pm ET

Entrepreneurial skills provide the ability to envision new business opportunities and turn an idea into a reality. Whether or not starting a business is a job seeker's goal, the skills of problem solving, decision making, planning, persistence, and creativity will help job seekers prepare for workforce readiness, acquire critical real-world business skills, and grow their entrepreneurial mindset.

Join WPTI and NFTE to learn how to utilize the power of entrepreneurship education to foster opportunity and economic mobility in underrepresented communities. The workshop will share effective strategies for building high-value entrepreneurial ecosystems while effectively engaging the community. We will also discuss the unique curricular needs for entrepreneurship education and key design considerations, along with best practices for building entrepreneurial programs.

And sign up for trainings scheduled for later this spring and summer, in May, June, and July, including:

Questions? Interested in customized training or technical assistance? Contact Yanni Deconescu, WPTI’s Director of Project Management at ydeconescu@wpti.org.