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USDA: Integrating SNAP E&T into Career Pathway Systems to Boost Outcomes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released the report, Integrating SNAP E&T into Career Pathway Systems to Boost Outcomes.  The report details how states and localities have adopted career pathways to better connect education and training services, and strengthen links between recipients and employers. 

National Clearinghouse on Rehabilitation Training Materials: VR and Community College Customized Training Partnerships

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) has evolved as a dynamic partner in developing and implementing customized training programs with community colleges and businesses that actively engage job-seekers with disabilities. Partnerships with community colleges, businesses, and training providers help prepare VR clients for competitive employment in high-demand industries.

Webinar featuring Best Practice Approach to Adult/Developmental Education

On April 13, 2017, from 1-2 p.m. (ET), the U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Student Success project team will host a webinar titled Supporting Student Success: The Hybrid Approach. The one-hour webinar will feature St. Louis Community College’s Adult Learning Academy (ALA).

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Career Pathways Initiative for Early Care and Education (ECE) Professionals

Are you working with learners in Early Care and Education (ECE) career pathways?  Then check out the Early Learning Career Pathways Initiative.  This initiative explores the state of early learning career pathways, and addresses the skill, employment, and advancement needs of low income, low-skilled adults who are in or entering this field.

Workforce GPS: Decreasing Recidivism through Vocational Training and Education Programs

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 68% of prisoners released in 2005 returned to prison within three years of release, and 77% were arrested within five years of release. The Workforce Systems Strategies (WSS) resources below provide data analyses, literature reviews, and other tools through which practitioners, researchers, and stakeholders can improve or create effective programs that support individuals as they transition from prison to the community, such as providing employment services pre-release.

National Skills Coalition: Skills Equity Policies in the States

  • Date: 
    Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
    Online webinar

Join the National Skills Coalition (NSC) for Skills Equity Policies in the States, a webinar where state policy experts and NSC staff will discuss policies that expand equitable access to middle-skill training, credentials, and careers, particularly for those who have faced barriers to economic opportunity. The webinar will focus on three types of skills equity policies, state policies that support: integrated education and training, stackable credentials, and alignment policies that combine the central pathway elements for low-income, low-skill adults. 

National Skills Coalition: Middle-Skill Job Fact Sheets

Middle-skill jobs require education beyond high school but not a four-year degree, and make up the largest part of the labor market in each of the 50 states. Frequently, industries rely on these middle-skill jobs cannot find enough trained workers to fill job openings.   These fact sheets show that these skills gaps keep states' economies from growing.


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