ERIC Number: ED472368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Rise to the Challenge: A Business Guide to Creating a Workforce Investment System That Makes Sense.
This document explains how employers can participate in creating a new workforce investment system that is market driven, comprehensive, portable, accountable, customer focused, responsive, flexible, and customized. The guide details immediate and future steps employers can take at the state and local levels to influence the process of creating a new workforce investment system, ensure that workforce investment initiatives respond to their individual workplace needs, and help align education and training to workplace standards. Employers are advised to work on/with business-led, business-majority boards to accomplish the following tasks: (1) set local workforce policy; (2) work with local officials to ensure that training meets business and labor market needs; (3) develop plans for local workforce investment systems; (4) identify training service providers and require that they meet industry standards; (5) designate, certify, and oversee one-stop service operators; (6) set local performance measures; (7) establish systems for gathering and publicizing local employment statistics; (8) supply information on labor market needs through one-stop service systems; (9) build links among workforce and economic development and related activities; (10) establish youth councils to make youth service recommendations; (11) create measures of customer satisfaction; (12) assess local workforce systems' effectiveness; and (13) make decisions and provide information and advice. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Centers, Cooperative Planning, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Employers, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Leaders Guides, Leadership, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Public Policy, Public Sector, Regional Planning, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Systems Approach
For full text: http://www.uschamber.com/NR/rdonlyres/egqgnaedherwayr5wem4zdsfca5 ny2cg4xutx77kdocq2llmwugiixw54k6dtipf4yseggeddvvvc2th6zsrdjeqagc/ risetochallenge00.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998