National Training Seminar (NTS) is an annual event for local and
state affiliates of the JAG National
Network and guests.
The objectives of the National Training Seminar
are used to plan, organize and evaluate the annual event. Attendance
continues to increase (annually), therefore, it is believed that
NTS is serving the needs of the JAG National Network.
- To enhance the ability
of state and local affiliates to deliver improved services and
achieve high performance program outcomes.
- To provide a forum
to share "best practices"
that will improve JAG methodology, processes, and results.
- To use technology
solutions to capture and manage data to improve decision-making
and demonstrate the high accountability of the JAG Model.
- To examine federal
legislation that provides the impacts the JAG Network - Workforce
Investment Act, TANF and other federal grant programs.
- To share best practices
in working with state and local Workforce Investment Boards.
- To implement effective
work-based learning experiences and improve employer involvement.
- To meet "the
best in class" state and local staff.
- To recognize outstanding
performance among the JAG National Network staff.
- To celebrate the
high performance outcomes achieved for the current classes.
- To have fun while
learning and sharing.
NTS registered delegates receive:
Registration fees also include:
- 3 meal passes (Thursday
dinner, Friday lunch, and Saturday lunch)
- 1 entertainment
night pass (Thursday evening)
- 4 general sessions
(Thursday Opening Session and evening session; Friday luncheon;
Saturday luncheon and Closing Awards Session)
- 6 NTS workshop passes
(Friday and Saturday)
- 1 participation
plaque (presented on Saturday at the Closing Awards Session)
- 1 NTS Program Booklet
- Recognition plaques
for delegates that are eligible
- 1 Marketplace Exhibit
- General session
and meeting room rental
- Audio-visual equipment
rentals for general sessions
- Development of PowerPoint
presentations at each general session
- Workshop set-up,
materials and supplies
- 1 CD-ROM with JAG
- The hospitality
of the Host State
States and sites are invited to reserve 1 or
2 tables in the Marketplace to share what is working best in their
state or site. Marketplace is held on Saturday and is available
for viewing all day. Handouts are encouraged so that others can
learn from a state or site's exhibit. Marketplace Exhibits will
be judged and awards presented to the top five exhibitors on Saturday
at the Closing Awards Session.
NTS AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
There has been considerable discussion about
the 'awards' that are
presented and how they are determined since moving from a 9-month
follow-up period to a 12-month follow-up period. The 12-month follow-up
period concludes on June 30 and does not provide adequate time to
base the awards on the follow-up for the current follow-up class.
CSA representatives are requested to submit
nominees and documentation (i.e. NDMS summary reports, testimonial
letters, etc. ) for JAG
HIGH PERFORMANCE AWARDS in the following categories which align
with the JAG Model:
- Oversight Board
- Program Management
- Program Staff
- Participant Selection
- Career Association
- Competency Attainment
- Employer Marketing
and Job Development
- Follow-up Services
- National Data Base
states and sites for achieving the '5
of 5' performance outcomes. Recognition is not provided for
local school '5 of 5' achievements. State affiliates should consider
offering recognition to Specialists that qualify for the '5 of 5'