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Toppin, Ian N. – Online Submission, 2017
A significant workforce shortage exists in most skilled trades areas in the U.S., but this is especially true in building and construction trades. The number of jobs in the construction industry is expected to grow by almost 20% between 2008 to 2018, while only growing by 11% for all other industries. With the prospect of significant shortages in…
Descriptors: Construction Industry, Building Trades, Supply and Demand, Labor Market
Katsinas, Stephen G.; D'Amico, Mark M.; Friedel, Janice N. – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine policy issues from the unique viewpoint of state offices that are responsible for the supervision of community colleges and their role in developing the workforce. Using selected survey items from the 2012 Survey of Access and Finance conducted by the Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama, 50…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Taxes, Skilled Workers, Community Colleges
Moore, Richard W.; Rossy, Gerard; Roberts, William; Chapman, Kenneth; Sanchez, Urte; Hanley, Chris – Online Submission, 2010
This study is a formative evaluation of the OneStop Career Center Integrated Service Delivery (ISD) Model within the California Workforce System. The study was sponsored by the California Workforce Investment Board. The study completed four in-depth case studies of California OneStops to describe how they implemented the ISD model which brings…
Descriptors: Job Applicants, Summative Evaluation, State Programs, Organizational Culture
Pfeiffer, Jay; Klein, Steven; Levesque, Karen – Online Submission, 2009
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides several funding opportunities that can assist states in designing, developing, and implementing statewide education longitudinal data systems. These new and enhanced information systems will enable states to track student progress within and across the secondary and postsecondary education…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Education Work Relationship, Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
Cook, Vickie S. – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to reflect on current and past literature as it relates to family literacy. Reviews that related to models of literacy programming that include a library instruction component were considered as part of this review. Overall, researchers perceived that there are transformative long term benefits for the participating…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Educational Opportunities, Library Instruction, Researchers
Moore, Richard W.; Gorman, Philip C. – Online Submission, 2007
The Workforce Investment Act uses measures of labor market outcomes to drive program performance. This paper examines the relationship of participant characteristics with key program outcome measures and evaluates the impact of different training interventions of program outcomes while controlling for participant characteristics. The paper…
Descriptors: Participant Characteristics, Labor Market, Federal Legislation, Evaluation