ERIC Number: ED427247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Step Up. Building a Workforce for the Future. The Role of Education and Training in Wisconsin Works (W-2). A Report by the Governor's Wisconsin Works (W-2) Education and Training Committee.
Wisconsin Governor's Office, Madison.
Initially, Wisconsin Works (W-2) emphasized moving people from welfare to W-2 and employment. Eventually, recognition of the important role of education and training in moving families to self-sufficiency was renewed. The goal of W-2 is to connect its broad client population (only 17% of whom have a high school diploma) with appropriate work or work training as soon as possible by placing clients into the most appropriate of the following options: unsubsidized employment, trial jobs, community service jobs, and W-2 transitions. The Governor's W-2 Education and Training Committee has focused on the following issues: best practices; employers as partners; provision of flexible, entry-level education and training; the importance of retention and sustained employment; upward mobility; and continuing education and the importance of lifelong learning. The committee's action plan to promote and enhance education and training opportunities available under W-2 calls for strengthening support for continuing education and lifelong learning and emphasizing the following: available education and training opportunities, the importance of earning a high school diploma or its equivalent; and the need for W-2 agencies to forge broad-based partnerships with employers, education and training providers, and all available funding sources. (MN)
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Continuing Education, Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Entry Workers, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Models, Needs Assessment, Participant Characteristics, Partnerships in Education, Role of Education, Student Characteristics, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Governor's Office, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin