Work-based learning policy: 50-state scan


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Author: Wilson, Bryan; Mehta, Sapna


Across the [United States], employers are reporting a skills gap for middle-skill jobs that require some form of post high school education or training but not a bachelor's degree. Employers report there are insufficient numbers of job applicants with the occupational/technical skills required for open middle-skill positions and that too many applicants lack critical 'soft skills,' and have no relevant work experience. State policymakers have heard employers' concerns and are seeking solutions. One key strategy for filling these skill gaps is work-based learning programs like...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Policy; Apprenticeship; Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Work based learning; Skill needs; Skill shortage; Training policy

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: National Skills Coalition, 2017

Physical description: 28 p.

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Also called: Skills in the states: work-based learning policy: 50-state scan

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 129.561

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