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Cleary, Jennifer; Van Noy, Michelle – John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, 2014
The Great Recession and several other factors have heightened concerns among policymakers and the public at large about higher education's role in employment, leading to a renewed wave of pressures, policies, and incentives to create job-driven strategies at all levels. Policymakers and the public often assume that aligning higher education with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor Market, Alignment (Education), Education Work Relationship
Ruder, Alex; Van Noy, Michelle – John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, 2014
The rising cost of college and demands for accountability have increased interest in providing students with information about the earnings of college graduates by school and major. However, no consensus exists over how to display that information in a way that is most beneficial for students. Some researchers advocate displaying median earnings…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Majors (Students), Salaries, Higher Education
Stone, Charley; Van Horn, Carl; Zukin, Cliff – John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, 2012
This report describes the findings of a nationally representative sample of 444 recent college graduates from the class of 2006 through 2011. The purpose of this study is to understand how recent college graduates are faring in the workforce, specifically looking at those individuals who graduated before and during the difficult labor market…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Economic Climate, Employment, Job Satisfaction
Van Horn, Carl; Zukin, Cliff; Szeltner, Mark; Stone, Charley – John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, 2012
This report describes the findings of a nationally representative sample of 544 recent high school graduates from the classes of 2006 through 2011. The purpose of this study is to understand how recent high school graduates who are not attending college full time are faring in the workforce, specifically looking at those individuals who graduated…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Economic Climate, Employment, Employment Level
Godofsky, Jessica; Zukin, Cliff; Van Horn, Carl – John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, 2011
This report presents the findings of a nationally representative sample of 571 U.S. residents who graduated from a four-year college between 2006 and 2010. The authors' overall goal was to better understand the articulation between their formal education and their initial positions in the workforce. They examine how students financed their college…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Economic Climate, Employment, Education Work Relationship
Fichtner, Aaron; Kauder, Ronnie; Krepcio, Kathy – John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, 2009
Quality labor market data and analysis is critical to developing effective market-driven workforce and economic strategies in states, regions, and localities. Such information can be complex, intimidating, and overwhelming to many users, however. This issue brief offers a framework for understanding workforce information, including a summary of…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Information Sources, Data, Occupational Information
Cleary, Jennifer; Fichtner, Aaron – John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, 2005
State governments across the nation are engaging community colleges as cornerstones of their comprehensive economic development strategies. This executive summary summarizes the efforts of 10 states, recommended by national experts, to deploy community colleges in support of state economic development priorities. The 10 states are: Florida,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economic Development, Labor Force Development, State Government
Cleary, Jennifer; Fichtner, Aaron – John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, 2005
State governments across the nation are engaging community colleges as cornerstones of their comprehensive economic development strategies. This report summarizes the efforts of 10 states, recommended by national experts, to deploy community colleges in support of state economic development priorities. The 10 states are: Florida, Mississippi,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economic Development, Labor Force Development, State Government