ERIC Number: ED450254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
State Workforce Policy Initiative.
Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.
Surging demand for workers, growing income inequality, and passage of welfare reforms have made work force development one of the United States' key national concerns. Public/Private Ventures has been working with various states to design work force development strategies that seek to address the concerns of many work force development specialists who believe that, on its own, the "work first" approach to work force development is unlikely to further reduce individuals' reliance on public assistance and to solve businesses' problem of finding enough qualified workers. The strategies, which have been deemed the State Workforce Policy Initiative, focus on the following key program elements: enabling workers to gain the skills needed to support themselves and their families; engaging employers in designing and implementing programs; and developing effective ways to provide employment retention assistance to workers as they move from welfare into the labor force. (Approximately two-thirds of this document is devoted to profiles of efforts to implement the initiative in Colorado, Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington. Each profile contains the following components: an overview of the state's economic and labor market context; a description of efforts to implement the initiative; and implications of the state's efforts.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Colleges, Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Dropouts, Economic Climate, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Federal Legislation, High School Graduates, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Turnover, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Public Sector, Salary Wage Differentials, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Programs, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Welfare Recipients
For full text: http://www.ppv.org/content/reports/stateworkforce.html or http://www.ppv.org/pdffiles/stateworkforce.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Florida; Oklahoma; Oregon; Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families