Areas of Expertise
Over 20 years serving DOL ETA grants and projects
Closing the Skills Gap
The AGS Prime Closing the Skills Gap application is an H-1B WIPS-compliant, pre-built data collection system currently in use by grantees to track individual record-level data on participant characteristics, services, activities, and apprenticeship employment, and employer management. In addition to compliant quarterly WIPS reporting, grantees track the Performance Outcome Measures specified for regularly assessing goals vs. actual outcomes.
AGS provides DOL ETA Scaling Apprenticeship grant recipients with a data collection template to track all the data required by this grant in a case management environment. The system is updated regularly to match the definitions, code values and logic rules in the Amended ETA-9172 PIRL for H-1B WIPS reporting and is modified as needed to meet changes in reporting requirements for the Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies grant.
Substance Use Disorder -
Mental Health (SUD-MH)
The SUD-MH grants are designed to provide support to community health centers to implement and advance evidence-based strategies to expand access to integrated substance use disorder and mental health services. Our community health customers use the G*STARS Health Program Management system to augment their data collection process separate from the EHR, as well as track and monitor treatment plans across multidisciplinary teams. By utilizing G*STARS, Project Teams manage day-to-day case management data plus monitor and report results.
Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI)
Our customers use the G*STARS SWFI Program Management System to track their program’s success and H-1B compliance for WIPS reporting, with a focus on strengthening and supporting public-private partnerships devoted to helping parents advance in their careers by bridging gaps between local workforce development and childcare systems.
The G*STARS America’s Promise Grant System is used by customers to track and report the Outcome Measures specified in Appendix E of the grant announcement, as well as all participant-level data and employment outcomes. Grantees also manage their employer contacts, activities, and services delivered with G*STARS’ integrated business services component.
The TechHire Program Management System is a preconfigured template built from the specifications documented in the H-1B TechHire PIRL Specification Document, which includes data collection and reporting for participants, programs, services, employer outreach, Reports, API, and Administration.
Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT)
From 2011 to 2018, four-year TAACCCT grantees used GSTARS to track and report the outcomes of adult workers who had lost their jobs or who needed initial training or retraining to find employment in a dramatically changing workforce. Grant recipients used GSTARS to track participants and employer partners in a pre-configured template, enhance their narrative reports with data, and generate the TAACCCT Quarterly and Annual Reports.
Workforce Investment Board (WIA) & Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
The workforce system offers an integrated network of programs in the one-stop career centers, also called America's Job Centers (AJCs). Ideally, outreach, recruitment, referrals, intake, assessment, case management and program service delivery are offered seamlessly. Our modules for case management and operations management have supported the workforce system with web-based tools for front-line staff, management, and Workforce Boards to tell their story of success.
Self Service Tracking &
AGS products are used for a variety of Self Service and Self Registration business processes. Our customers build their own data entry screens with a no-code platform to capture data including participant demographics, satisfaction surveys, requests for assistance, classroom attendance, or employer registration. Customers create an unlimited number of screens in multiple languages to manage multiple business processes. The use of touch screens and swipe cards, if desired, can aid in data collection and tracking with no proprietary hardware or software required.
Performance tracking and analytics for diverse situations
Many award-winning workforce agencies use AGS software to track and analyze job seeker activities, business services, and training and support costs. The self-service feature for automated tracking is also very popular at WIBs and One Stops.
Social Service Agencies
Social services agencies use AGS software to understand who they are serving, which services are the most in-demand, how many participants have successfully completed different programs, and what results participants have achieved.
Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Workforce Development, Career Services, Grants, and Special Programs departments use AGS software to track and assess students' credential, training, and employment achievements.
Health Care Agencies
A recently expanded industry, AGS software is being used to track and manage patient information, services received, and outcomes to meet compliance for SUD-MH grants regarding HIPPA and reporting guidelines.