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  • III. Operational Planning Elements

    The Unified or Combined State Plan must include an Operational Planning Elements section that supports the State’s strategy and the system-wide vision described in Section II(c) above.  Unless otherwise noted, all Operational Planning Elements apply to Combined State Plan partner programs included in the plan as well as to core programs.  This section must include—

    • b. State Operating Systems and Policies

      The Unified or Combined State Plan must include a description of the State operating systems and policies that will support the implementation of the State strategy described in section II Strategic Elements.  This includes—

III. b. 9. Addressing the Accessibility of the One-Stop Delivery System for Individuals who are English Language Learners

Describe how the one-stop delivery system (including one-stop center operators and the one-stop delivery system partners) will ensure that each one-stop center is able to meet the needs of English language learners, such as through established procedures, staff training, resources, and other materials.

Current Narrative:

Needs of English Language Learners at Alabama’s One-Stop centers are met in a variety of ways, depending on the individual client’s needs. One-Stop centers are equipped with computers and software that translates documents from English into a variety of languages. Staff training will include methods for obtaining translators, use of language translation software, and procedures for securing assistance from partner and outside agencies for clients who are English Language Learners (ELLs). The non-English speaking and limited-English proficient population in Alabama is growing rapidly. All public-school systems and Alabama’s community colleges comply with all federal guidelines in serving ELLs and have many resources that can be accessed by the One-Stop centers and WIOA partner programs to meet the needs of ELLs who need workforce training or related services.