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ERIC Number: ED558599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Seeking a State Workforce Strategy
Fischer, David Jason; Mack, Melinda
Center for an Urban Future
New York's workforce system is a complicated entity that engages nearly a dozen state agencies and myriad funding streams originating at the federal and state levels, and operates on the ground in ten economic development regions, 33 designated workforce investment areas, community-based organizations, labor unions and 62 counties. This report lays out the state of New York's aggregate expenditures on employment and training services, and tracks the change in funding levels in the enacted budgets from 2009-10 to 2014-15. It also focuses on how the state needs to define, communicate, invest in, and implement a consistent strategy to increase its supply of skilled workers. This means investing in the full range of educational pathways and training mechanisms to boost the skills of all of its residents, to helping employers find the talent they need to prosper, and in instituting thoughtful policies that remove barriers to achieving a high quality, responsive workforce system. [This report was written with the assistance of Stacy Woodruff-Bolte.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: New York Community Trust
Authoring Institution: Center for an Urban Future; New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: California; Iowa; Massachusetts; Michigan; Missouri; New Jersey; New York; Texas