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Annie E. Casey Foundation Call for Proposals: Helping Atlanta Residents Gain Skills and Jobs

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is seeking proposals for community-led workforce efforts to help residents in Southwest Atlanta develop their skills and secure well-paying jobs that align with their interests.

Day One of the Researcher-Practitioner Discussion on Career Pathways Programing for Lower-Skilled Adults in High-Need Cities

Welcome to our two-day discussion of the Career Pathways Programing for Lower-Skilled Adults in High-Need Cities research report.  This report is a comprehensive documentation of a survey of adult education providers, including focus groups, and case studies, across Chicago, Houston, and Miami.  The survey was designed to identify the key features of adult career pathways, and the learner outcome measures used across cities, and sites.
 

Council of State Governments: Stay-at-Work - Return-to-Work Toolkit

The Council of State Governments:  Stay-at-Work - Return-to-Work Toolkit  is a resource designed to help address employment retention and labor force participation of individuals who acquire and/or are at risk of developing work disabilities, whether on-the-job or off-the-job. This Toolkit was funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy’s State Exchange on Employment & Disability (SEED) in its efforts to foster a nationwide workforce more inclusive of people with disabilities.

National Skills Coalition: Partnering Up - How industry partnerships can bring work-based learning to scale

National Skills Coalition (NSC) has published the document Partnering Up - How industry partnerships can bring work-based learning to scale.  This document highlights the important role local, industry-driven partnerships can play to align the workforce, education and human services systems.

Facebook Joins the Digital Career Development Space

Facebook recently announced the launch of career development mini-courses for adult learners.  The 13 digital courses are designed for people looking to re-enter the workforce, or refresh their resume skills in the digital space.  Facebook designed these courses based on its own research on what skills are most helpful to both job seekers and employers.  Each course runs between 8-10 minute, and can be accessed for free on the

Autism Speaks and GameStop NXT GEN Coders Grant Recipients

Autism Speaks has announced fourteen recipients of the first Autism Speaks and GameStop NXT GEN Coders Program.   These are grants for organizations that teach digital skills to people across the autism spectrum, training them for careers in computer programming and coding.

Association for Career and Technical Education to offer Post-Secondary Leadership PD

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has been given funding by ECMC Foundation, a national philanthropic organization, for a Postsecondary Leadership Success Program (PLSP). Learn more on ACTE's site.

The PLSP at ACTE will use more than $1 million in grant-funds to provide professional and career growth opportunities to the next generation of leaders at nonprofits and postsecondary institutions offering CTE programs.

Educate & Elevate Campaign Toolkit for Story-telling for Career Pathways Partnerships

Story-telling is a major element of any career pathways program's success.  What is your program's story?  Check out Educate and Elevate's Employer Success website for examples of career pathways stories that support programs' missions and goals for sustainable growth and success.  You can also share your program's story with a wider audience by sharing it there.  The site is part of Educate and Elevate's larger Campaign Toolkit.

ExploreVR: The VR Business Engagement Compendium

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies have varied approaches to engaging with business, tracking business contacts, and coordinating business engagement activities with workforce partners. In the past, there was not a single source of compiled information about how each VR agency approaches business engagement.
 

Making Apprenticeships Count: A Survey by the Numbers

The Workforce Data Quality Campaign and National Skills Coalition recently released a white paper titled, Counting Registered Apprenticeship Completions. The paper sets the stage by outlining the recent federal investment in apprenticeships.

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