ERIC Number: ED494190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Career Advancement Portfolio. Advancement for Low-Wage Workers
Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future created the "Career Advancement Portfolio" as central to its commitment to developing, implementing, and advocating for models, strategies, and policies that enable adults to advance toward economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their families. The "Portfolio" brings together the most innovative workforce development practices for improving the lives of low-skilled, low-income adults. It answers the need for effective, proven, replicable, and scalable models of approaches that advance low-income individuals to jobs with high enough wages to move families out of poverty. Each of the organizations in the "Portfolio" operates advancement models that clearly demonstrate and document success, with well-delineated features that can be replicated or scaled up. The six founding members of the "Career Advancement Portfolio" are: Community College of Denver; District 1199C, National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership; Workforce Alliance and Hospital Corporation of America; WorkSource Partners; and Year Up.
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Low Income Groups, Career Guidance, Group Membership, Evaluation Criteria, Profiles, Case Studies, Program Descriptions, Promotion (Occupational), Improvement Programs, Labor Force, Labor Education
Jobs for the Future. 88 Broad Street 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Tel: 617-728-4446; Fax: 617-728-4857; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.jff.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.