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Jobs for the Future, 2019
Roughly 75 million Americans don't have the work or wages they need to get by. They either lack the skills employers seek or can't access jobs with sufficient pay. These are America's untapped workers--people who are unemployed or underemployed, but who can succeed in the nation's rapidly changing economy if offered the right education, training,…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development
Shambaugh, Jay; Bauer, Lauren; Breitwieser, Audrey – Hamilton Project, 2018
Human capital investment is central to raising wages. This chapter describes trends in human capital investment and educational attainment. It reviews the evidence of the wage returns to educational attainment and to early childhood education, K-12 education, postsecondary education, and workforce development policies and programs. Finally, this…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Wages, Educational Attainment, Investment
Krauss, Stephanie Malia – Lumina Foundation, 2017
Competency-based education (CBE) is a rapidly growing movement of postsecondary and K-12 programs that allow learners to move ahead based on what they know and can do, rather than time spent in class. At the postsecondary level, CBE could be a pathway that helps many thousands of learners move from poverty to prosperity. This paper considers how…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Postsecondary Education, At Risk Students, Student Empowerment
Washington Student Achievement Council, 2017
The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the current status of workforce preparation in Washington; identify high employer demand occupations, as well as fields in which academic degree production is failing to keep pace with demand; and highlight occupation fields in which students may find expanding employment opportunities. This…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Academic Degrees, Educational Attainment
Iowa Department of Education, 2016
This report is Iowa's response to the four questions that the United States Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), requires of all states and territories receiving federal funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). The overall goal of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Career Education, Technical Education
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Radwin, David; Horn, Laura – RTI International, 2014
As the nation's largest provider of postsecondary education, community colleges are instrumental to workforce development, but measuring student outcomes is challenging after students have left for the workplace. Many states use existing administrative data such as unemployment insurance records to calculate employment outcomes at minimal marginal…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Force Development, Career Readiness, Postsecondary Education
Gonzalez, Jennifer – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Besieged by poverty, American Indians have historically trailed other minority groups in attending and finishing college. Many lack the literacy skills to succeed in college courses or job-training programs--natural routes to employment. But as the country focuses on increasing college attainment and reducing unemployment, basic education for…
Descriptors: American Indians, Tribally Controlled Education, Adult Basic Education, Models
OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2012
Canada weathered the global economic crisis well, mainly reflecting sustained growth in domestic pending, and the economy is continuing to grow despite the persistence of international turbulence, most recently stemming from the euro zone sovereign debt crisis. In Canada's case, several factors are acting in its favour. Federal fiscal plans are…
Descriptors: Innovation, Living Standards, Foreign Countries, Banking
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011
No one has had it worse than the Midwest. Job losses in the "great recession" of 2007 spared no region, but the bulk of industries hardest hit were in the Midwestern states. This is the second of a series of reports detailing the job and educational demand prospects for workers, by major census regions. When compared to all other…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Skilled Occupations, Industry, Education Work Relationship
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Twomey, John – Community College Journal, 2010
America is daily bombarded with reminders about how rough current economic times are, particularly in workforce development. Headlines scream, "Highest unemployment rate in 26 years" and "Jobs not likely to recover to pre-recession levels until 2012." In such an environment, it is easy to lose sight of serious underlying conditions affecting the…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Labor Force Development, Adult Basic Education, Postsecondary Education
Fischer, David Jason; Colton, Tara; Hilliard, Tom; Schimke, Karen – Center for an Urban Future, 2006
There is broad consensus about what kind of economy and society New Yorkers would like to see over the decades to come: plentiful and remunerative jobs, reinvigorated communities from New York City to Oswego, and a safety net strong enough to facilitate upward mobility but infused with the values of work and family. Unfortunately, indications are…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Urban Areas, Adult Literacy, Family Income
O'Brien, Paul; Paczynski, Wojciech – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2006
An effective system of education and training is important for both social and economic reasons. Its role in the Polish economy is to provide the current and future labour force with skills to facilitate both continuing productivity growth and reallocation of resources as structural adjustment proceeds. Important reforms to decentralise primary…
Descriptors: Productivity, Human Capital, Quality Control, Education Work Relationship
Mossoux, Anne France, Ed. – 2003
This brochure identifies key figures on vocational education and training (VET) and VET-related topics in Europe using harmonized data from Eurostat. Throughout, figures of candidate countries are compared to those of European Union (EU) member states. Background information on the education and training systems is as follows: increasing numbers…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Indicators, Educational Practices
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 2003
The "New Economy" implies a society in which information/communication technology is changing the nature of the workplace and contributing to more efficient and productive practices geared toward improving the quality of products and services. Recent events such as the collapse of dot.coms and corporate scandals have led some to doubt…
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Career Development, Decentralization, Economic Change
Buck, Maria L. – 2002
This report highlights issues for policymakers and provides guidance to states and localities implementing the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) by describing the successes and struggles of five cities implementing the new legislation. It presents WIA's basic framework and discusses its impact on these four major audiences: employment and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Certification, Dislocated Workers
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