ERIC Number: ED329890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Creating a Human Investment System in Texas: A Call to Action. Human Investment System Series, Vol. I, No. I.
Texas State Dept. of Commerce, Austin, TX. State Job Training Coordinating Council.
This document is the first of a projected series of reports that explores a statewide solution to the problems of work force quality in Texas. This initial report describes the current status of the Texas work force and introduces the concept of the Human Investment System as a means to improve that status by making human investment and people-serving programs and services more effective and more accessible. The Human Investment System is a user-friendly, resource efficient, outcome-based system designed to establish and implement comprehensive and integrated strategies that will weave the patchwork of existing federal, state, and local resources into an integrated network. The goals of the Human Investment System, which is characterized by multi-agency involvement, joint planning, and integrated service delivery, are to promote stable, functional, self-sufficient families and ultimately to produce an internationally competitive, world-class work force. This document describes the current status of the work force and workplace in Texas, institutional and individual barriers to success in an advanced, technology-based economy, and reasons why the Human Investment System as a forum for policy-making to overcome some of the barriers, should be implemented immediately. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Commerce, Austin, TX. State Job Training Coordinating Council.
Note: For volume 1, number 2, see CG 023 261.