Day 1 Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session: SWFI Year 1 Review

  • This session included an interactive discussion that highlighted the SWFI grant goals and objectives, and introduced the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and technical assistance teams that support the SWFI grants.

    • Resource: SWFI Convening Session Year In Review PPT

Plenary Session: SWFI Grants Evaluation Updates

  • This session was designed to address key goals for the evaluation of SWFI, including a brief introduction to the evidence-building landscape at the Federal level.

    • Resource: SWFI Evaluation PPT

Plenary Session: Overview of Federal Workforce, Education, and Child Care Programs  

  • This session was an interactive discussion from a panel of representatives from Federal workforce, education, and child care programs.

    • Resources: WIOA Supportive Services Document; USDA Supplemental Nutrition  Assistance Program (SNAP) Regional Contacts Resource Sheet; Child Care and Development Fund Information Sheet

Plenary and Breakout Session: Interactive Peer Consultancies with Industry Representatives and Coaches

  • During this session, representatives from information technology, health, and advanced manufacturing industries addressed current workforce needs within their industries , how to develop partnerships with the industry , and effective strategies for connecting SWFI participants with opportunities through credentials, apprenticeships, and career pathways training.

    • Resources: Manufacturing USA-A National Network of 14 Institutes PPT; CompTIA Cyberstates Information Sheet;  Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Quick Fact Sheet; Healthcare Needs Workers Resource Document; Modern Healthcare Tip Sheet; Tech Jobs Outlook Resource Document ; USDA-FNS Regional Contacts  Resource Map