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ERIC Number: ED384395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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The National Workforce Assistance Collaborative: A New Institution with Plans To Improve Workforce Services.
Bergman, Terri
The National Workforce Assistance Collaborative (NWAC) was established by the National Alliance of Business to provide assistance to community colleges and other organizations that offer programs to increase business productivity. The NWAC is charged with building the capacity of service providers that work with small and mid-sized companies in the areas of workplace literacy, technical training, work restructuring, and labor-management relations. To inform its efforts, the Collaborative held 18 focus groups across the country with service providers, company representatives, and employees and employee representatives and established 5 advisory groups to review operational plans. The NWAC is unique among organizations serving businesses in that it focuses on ways to provide integrated literacy and technical training to small and mid-sized businesses. Efforts will focus on identifying best practices among service providers and establishing efforts to collect and disseminate information through a National Resource Network and an electronic clearinghouse providing descriptions of service providers and existing programs, case studies, and training and other resource materials. The Collaborative will also undertake ongoing marketing and feedback efforts to raise awareness about the need to improve services. For community colleges, the NWAC will prove a valuable resource by building private sector demand for college services. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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