Pre-Conference Training

JETTCON2023¬†offers high-quality, pre-conference training opportunities for conference attendees, starting at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 14. Participants may choose a half-day ($75), full-day ($100), or day-and-a-half ($175) of pre-conference training. Here are this year’s courses:

Half-Day – Saturday, July 14, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Internet Tips and Tricks

The staff of ETA Internet Services will bring you timesaving techniques, cutting-edge software and hardware, and additional information you need to become a productive Internet user. If you’ve spent time surfing the Net, you know that getting where you want to go can be complex. How do you navigate it efficiently? We can show you how.

Half Day – Sunday, July 15, 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Section 508 (Rehabilitation Act) Requirements – Non-Technical Training

This session is exclusively designed to explain Section 508 standards to people who are involved in developing Federal web sites but who do not actually program the web pages. All of the standards are explained along with the solutions to implement them. In addition to the classroom discussion, participants will receive materials about the Section 508 standards.

Half Day – Sunday July 15 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

WIA On-line Reporting

This session covers both WIA Financial and Performance Reporting. The first half of the session provides an overview of WIA reporting, the various forms associated with it, and general discussion of policy and instructions, as related to the WIA Program. The second half session will features a live demo of the on-line reporting system. The demonstration illustrates how states enter and certify their reports, highlighting the built-in edit checks, warning messages, and other controls in place to ensure accurate reporting.

Building a Better Website

Building a Better Website focuses on five elements of development: planning, design, building, maintenance and accessibility. This session also explores how to ensure your website meets the needs of your customers, tips and tricks to keep your customers’ attention, and some web page Do’s and Don’ts.

This session, developed by CESER, will help IT professionals plan how to integrate O*NET into their existing operating systems, and design local applications using O*NET. Understanding the O*NET Content Model, database structure, and data conversion, will help participants begin to develop an integration plan for state-specific processes and systems. By the end of this session, attendees will have a working plan to “put O*NET in it.” Take home the Participant Guide and use it for reference.

Full Day – Sunday, July 15 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Learning Management Systems

It is expected that more than 60 percent of corporations will have a Learning Management System (LMS) in place within the first five years of this century. Many corporations, academic institutions, and government organizations at the Federal, state and local levels have installed or are planning to install an LMS as the school house for their e-learning. The use of such systems is increasing as information on the return on investment for e-learning grows. If you are involved in e-learning now, or expect to be in the future, this workshop is for you. Among other things, you will learn about LMS structure and pricing options, how to design an LMS strategy, and get vital information on the current LMS market.

Section 508 (Rehabilitation Act) Requirements – Technical Training

This session deals exclusively with implementing each standard under Section 508. It covers, in detail, the techniques to be followed, the standards to be strictly maintained, and the guidelines for programmers involved in website development. This session is targeted to technical people, such as web developers, who are involved in developing Federally-funded websites. Attendees will receive a Section 508 Standards Handbook.

HTML

Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML) is the primary language for formatting web pages. HTML uses a variety of “tags” to incorporate unique display features in the page content. This session covers developing simple web pages containing text, images, hyperlinks, tables, forms, form elements, and more. In addition to receiving live, hands-on instruction, attendees will receive an HTML handbook.

One-and-a-Half Day – Saturday July 14 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sunday July 15 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

America’s Career Kit Certification

The purpose of this CESER-developed training workshop is to familiarize One-Stop professionals and partner agencies with the wealth of resources available in America’s Career Kit. It also demonstrates how to enhance services to clients by increasing access to information about educational, career, and job opportunities. Training will cover the kit’s websites, including America’s Job Bank (www.ajb.org), America’s Career InfoNet (www.acinet.org), America’s Learning eXchange (www.alx.org), and America’s Service Locator (www.servicelocator.org). Training will be conducted in a computer lab and feature hands-on activities and exercises on each kit component. All participants will receive a curriculum notebook and a CD-ROM containing slides and will be certified to train others on America’s Career Kit.