ERIC Number: ED336537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
[State Program of Jobs for the Future. Volume III.]
Jobs for the Future, Inc., West Somerville, MA.
This document contains action plans for four states (Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, and Missouri) involved in the Jobs for the Future program designed to enhance states' ability to handle economic change. The first section, "A Call to Action," discusses what Colorado's public and private sectors must consider doing to meet the challenges that lie ahead and why. It focuses primarily on employees and employers and describes an education and training system that supports the lifelong learning needed to ensure a competitive future. Section 2, entitled "Executive Report of the Jobs for Indiana's Future Program," describes the context for change in Indiana, explores job skills workers need, reviews the vocational learning system, and proposes an action plan with six strategies for successes. The third section consists of two papers on the situation in Mississippi. The first, called "Seizing the Future: A Commitment to Competitiveness," presents strategic recommendations for steps Mississippi needs to take to create a rising standard of living for all its citizens. The second paper, "Mississippi: A Globally Competitive People," describes current efforts to develop the skills and talents of the people of the state and suggests strategies to increase and improve these efforts. It looks at each target population, outlines the magnitude of need and key issues to address, summarizes current Mississippi practices to assist each group, and discusses best practices and recommendations for future action. The final section, called "The Missouri Challenge," analyzes Missouri's current competitive posture; assesses the problems and promise for Missouri businesses, workers, and government to compete; and offers an action plan for a future in which workers will have better skills. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future, Inc., West Somerville, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Indiana; Mississippi; Missouri