ERIC Number: ED443986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-11
Reference Count: N/A
Building Skills for the New Economy: Innovative Initiatives. National Skills Summit.
Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
This booklet presents 12 examples of innovative initiatives to skill shortages nationwide. The description of each one provides this information: the challenge, partners, the story, and contacts with addresses and telephone numbers. The initiatives are Communications Workers of America and Cisco Systems: Military to Work Project; Knowbility and Powershift Group: Accessibility Internet Rally; Bell Atlantic Corporation and Northeast Career Planning: Train for 2000; Turner Jobs Corps Center and Albany State University: EXPECTS SUCCESS; Women Unlimited and Maine Department of Transportation: Connecting Women to Jobs in Construction; Home Builders Institute, National Association of Home Builders Women's Council, and Pozzi Window Co.: Cornerstone Project; ELTECH Systems Corporation: Cross-Training Full-Time Employees To Create a More Flexible Workforce; International Association of Machinists and the Boeing Co.: Quality through Training Program; City of Baltimore, Maryland and Civic Works: Community Improvement Teams; WomenVenture, Minnesota Teamsters Service Bureau, and Auto Dealerships: Increasing Women's Representation in Automobile Service Jobs; UPS, State of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Jefferson Technical College, and Jefferson Community College: Metropolitan College Program; and Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute and Home Care Associates of Philadelphia: Training and Retention Program. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Auto Mechanics, Building Trades, Community Development, Computer Literacy, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Dropouts, Females, Information Technology, Innovation, Internet, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Education, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Secondary Education, Service Learning, Student Employment, Telecommunications, Unemployment, Veterans, Vocational Education, Youth
For full text: http://www.dol.gov/dol/_sec/public/events/skills_summit/table_of_contents.htm or http://www.dol.gov/dol/_sec/public/events/skills_summit/NSSBestPractices.pdf.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.