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ERIC Number: ED516257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Help Wanted: Matching Jobs to Degrees. Complete to Compete Briefing Paper
Carnevale, Anthony
National Governors Association
Job losses during the recession have already created challenges that will endure well beyond the recovery. Governors have an opportunity to strategically prioritize higher education in their states and territories by linking labor market demand with education supply through expansion of existing data systems. Understanding what the job openings are by state and using that information to tailor and prioritize educational programs in a state will give governors a solid foundation on the path to recovery. This paper suggests that states should develop a state-level learning-labor exchange that connects available information about educational programs, wages paid to graduates of these programs, and real-time job advertisements. Examples of how to initiate and expand education programs that efficiently move working students and adults into good jobs are presented. (Contains 2 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Lumina Foundation for Education
Authoring Institution: National Governors Association