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Workers and employers in the United States face new realities and uncertainties that current public policies and programs were not designed to address. The Great Recession and other disruptive forces have altered the environment for workers, job seekers, businesses, educational institutions and government alike. [This book] tackles these issues straight on by presenting new visions for transformative education and workforce development policies and practice. Summary from publisher's website. The chapters are: (1) Introduction / Carl Van Horn, Todd Greene, and Tammy Edwards; (2)... [+] Show more
Workers and employers in the United States face new realities and uncertainties that current public policies and programs were not designed to address. The Great Recession and other disruptive forces have altered the environment for workers, job seekers, businesses, educational institutions and government alike. [This book] tackles these issues straight on by presenting new visions for transformative education and workforce development policies and practice.
Summary from publisher's website.
The chapters are: (1) Introduction / Carl Van Horn, Todd Greene, and Tammy Edwards; (2) Reimagining workforce policy in the United States / Larry Good and Ed Strong; (3) Reemploying unemployment insurance claimants: a good government investment / Richard A. Hobbie and Yvette J. Chocolaad; (4) Learn and earn: connecting education to careers in the 21st century / Anthony P. Carnevale and Andrew R. Hanson; (5) The US approach to higher education and workforce development: separate parts in search of a whole / Harry J. Holzer; (6) The future of the public workforce system in a time of dwindling resources / Stephen A. Wandner; (7) Creating and communicating critical information about workforce credentials / Stephen Crawford and Robert Sheets; (8) Moving sectoral and career pathway programs from promise to scale / Christopher T. King and Heath J. Prince; (9) Employer involvement in workforce programs: what do we know? / Burt S. Barnow and Shayne Spaulding; (10) A new way of doing business: the career pathway approach in Minnesota and beyond / Vickie Choitz, Thomas Norman, and Whitney Smith, with Nola Speiser and Brian Paulson; (11) Capital IDEA and Austin Community College: a case study of a nonprofit-community college partnership / Matt Helmer and Maureen Conway; (12) Promising practices of community colleges in the new age of workforce development / Jim Jacobs; (13) Wired65: driving a cross-state regional manufacturing strategy / Maria Flynn; (14) Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) / Nancy Hewat and Kevin Hollenbeck; (15) Workforce development in a targeted, multisector economic strategy: the case of State University of New York's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering / Laura I. Schultz, Alan Wagner, Angela Gerace, Thomas Gais, Jason E. Lane, and Lisa Montiel; (16) Connecting workers to credentials: the promise and pitfalls of awarding academic credit for prior learning / Heath J. Prince; (17) Toward a more intelligent workforce development system / Randall W. Eberts; (18) Improving the effectiveness of education and training programs for low-income individuals: building knowledge from three decades of rigorous experiments / Richard Hendra and Gayle Hamilton; (19) Doing more with less: leveraging advances in data science to support an intelligent workforce system / William Mabe, Scott Powell, and Alex Ruder; (20) Chicago's journey toward better data and performance for the workforce development system / Elizabeth Weigensberg and Amanda Cage; (21) Piloting and replicating what works in workforce development: using performance management and evaluation to identify effective programs / David S. Berman; (22) Scorecards for postsecondary education and training programs / Tiffany L. Smith and Aaron R. Fichtner; (23) Pink to green: promising workforce development practices for women in nontraditional occupations / Mary Gatta, Lauren Sugerman, Matt Unrath, Katie Onachila Spiker, Geri Scott, Deborah Kobes, and Alexandra Waugh; (24) Signaling success: a case study in using labor market information to retool workforce development strategies and programs / Paul Harrington and Nancy Snyder; (25) Basic Food Employment and Training: how Washington State brought to scale skills training for its food stamp population / David Kaz; (26) Social enterprise: an innovative strategy to create real jobs for people with disabilities / Elaine E. Katz; (27) Selling work sharing in Virginia: lessons from the campaign to enact short-time compensation, 2011-2014 / David E. Balducchi; (28) The Plus 50 Initiative / Nancy Latham and Mary Sue Vickers; (29) Platform to Employment: putting the long-term unemployed back to work / Joseph Carbone; (30) Supporting experienced long-term unemployed professionals: preliminary lessons from a Boston-area case study / Ofer Sharone, Rand Ghayad, Gokce Basbug, Alex Vasquez, and Michelle Rosin; (31) Two-generation strategies for expanding the middle class / Tara Smith and Rheagan Coffey.[-] Show less
Published: Atlanta, Georgia: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 2015
Physical description: xiii, 654 p.