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ERIC Number: EJ1015007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
syNErgy: A Case Study in Workforce Curriculum Development
Killingsworth, John; Grosskopf, Kevin R.
Adult Learning, v24 n3 p95-103 Aug 2013
With high unemployment and structural changes to industry, workforce development in the United States is a growing concern. Many semiskilled workers lack knowledge, skills, and abilities to be competitive for reemployment to green jobs. Nebraska's syNErgy research grant was introduced to address the training needs of unemployed and underemployed construction and related industry workers in the state. This study presents methods for determining the needs and developing the curricula for workforce development. Methodology is examined for its effectiveness in addressing an ongoing societal need. A series of curricula was developed for the purpose of retraining the State's workforce in new and emerging green construction jobs. Research limitations and conclusions are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A