- Program-Specific Requirements for Wagner-Peyser Program (Employment Services)
All Program-Specific Requirements provided for the WIOA core programs in this section must be addressed for either a Unified or Combined State Plan.
- e. Agricultural Outreach Plan (AOP). Each State agency must develop an AOP every four years as part of the Unified or Combined State Plan required under sections 102 or 103 of WIOA. The AOP must include an assessment of need. An assessment need describes the unique needs of farmworkers in the area based on past and projected agricultural and farmworker activity in the State. Such needs may include but are not limited to: employment, training, and housing.
e. 6. D. Assessment of Progress
The plan must include an explanation of what was achieved based on the previous AOP, what was not achieved and an explanation as to why the State believes the goals were not achieved, and how the State intends to remedy the gaps of achievement in the coming year.
Many achievements were made at the SWA level after the AOP was created in 2016. The SWA does not rely solely on NFJP for outreach services, since a full-time SMA was appointed and a new outreach staff person was hired. Both individuals currently serve on the advocacy team. Since the hiring of the advocacy team, in-person training was provided to all WorkOne staff, webinars were created and shared with local one-stop centers, and ongoing monitoring and technical assistance provided.