This year's conference featured a variety of informative sessions and included a focus on the integration of federal workforce programs, such as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Wagner-Peyser, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Vocational Rehabilitation, Adult Education, and
Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL) reporting.
The conference also included sessions presented by industry leaders and consultants, giving attendees a glimpse into the changing world of workforce development. Additional session topics included labor market information, unemployment insurance benefits and tax, common intake, mobile applications, custom portals, and efficiency tools. A group of 65 attendees also participated in the pre-conference training on the latest versions of the Virtual OneStop and Virtual LMI systems.
In addition to a packed conference schedule, attendees had a chance to network with other state and local agencies at various events, as well as participate in real-time voting on future enhancements to the Geographic Solutions' product line. This year's conference also welcomed back popular emcee Rusty Kath, and introduced the inspirational Fred Johnson as the keynote speaker.
Geographic Solutions will host the 15
th Annual Workforce Technology Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida from June 19-22, 2018. Details on the conference and super early bird registration will be announced soon.