ERIC Number: ED428270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Labor Market Leverage. Sectoral Employment Field Report.
Elliott, Mark; King, Elisabeth
This document explains the concept of sectoral employment strategies and profiles 13 successful work force development programs based on such strategies. The first half of the document examines the increasing need for sectoral employment strategies and their key characteristics, role in achieving systemic change in work organizations, and benefits. First, the following key attributes of sectoral employment strategies are discussed: target an occupation or cluster of occupations within an industry; seek to become an important and influential actor in that sector; and intervene to benefit low-income workers by connecting individuals to better jobs and achieving system labor market changes that benefit low-income workers more broadly. Discussed next are the following: activities typically used in sectoral employment programs (training; business development; organizing; and research and policy analysis); qualities demonstrated by organizations that have successfully achieved systemic change; and factors constraining the implementation of sectoral strategies (economic changes that are reducing incomes and job security; increasing complexity and pace of change; and public policy's movement away from long-term, flexible support). The remainder of the document consists of profiles of 13 sectoral employment strategy-based work force development programs in a diverse group of economic sectors in 14 states. (MN)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Programs, Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Employment Programs, Entry Workers, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Partnerships in Education, Private Sector, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Sector, School Business Relationship, Systems Approach, Urban Areas, Urban Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.