Beyond basic skills: state strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education

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Author: Foster, Marcie; Strawn, Julie; Duke, Amy-Ellen


This paper describes strategies that US state policymakers can use to strengthen connections between basic skills education and postsecondary education to help lower-skilled adults and out-of-school youth attain the postsecondary credentials they need to advance in the labor market.

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Subjects: Employment; Skills and knowledge; Youth; Qualifications; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Low skilled worker; School leavers; Employability; Skill needs; Skill development; Basic skill; Education and training needs; Educational program

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success, 2011

Physical description: 17 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Marcie Foster, Julie Strawn and Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 112.520

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