ERIC Number: ED384758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Working Together for a Competitive Workforce. A Handbook for State Policy Teams. Investing in People Project.
This handbook describes the methodology of the Investing in People Project, conducted in Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Washington, and West Virginia to help states in assessing their current work force and economic development systems and in building more comprehensive, integrated, and effective strategies for improving the work force. The handbook describes what happened to the state teams during the project, summarizes what the teams achieved, and provides lessons for other states that may wish to undertake such a project. Case studies from the five state projects are included. Appendixes to the guide provide Investing in People Project guidelines for building successful teams and examples of work force development policy initiatives from Germany, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. A bibliography lists 18 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Evaluation Methods, Futures (of Society), Labor Economics, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Labor Utilization, Program Development, Program Implementation, State Programs
Book Order Dept., National Conference of State Legislatures, 1560 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202 (item #3127: $15, plus $4 shipping and handling for the first item, $1 each additional item).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.; Jobs for the Future, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Note: For other Investing in People documents, see ED 370 241, ED 373 262, and CE 069 407.