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The Employment Technology Fund Launch

Recently, the 2017 Close It Summit was held in Chicago.  One of the sessions, The Employment Technology Fund Launch: An Introduction And Discussion, highlighted an investment in high impact, scalable technology solutions that help individuals find a path to employment and improve their earnings potential. The technology solutions span learning and training, mentoring and support, career assessment and job search, matching and placement.

Designing Career Pathways for ABE/ESL Learners - Follow-up Questions

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for today's webinar, From Policy to Practice: Designing Career Pathways for ABE/ESL Learners.  If you would like a copy of the webinar, please email myself, or David Rosen at  We will notify everyone once the recording is made available on the LINCS YouTube page, later this fall. 

A Health Career On-ramp for English Language Learners

An article from The New York Times, titled, Lacking E.M.T.s, an Aging Maine Turns to Immigrants highlights a unique program at a community college, that supports both English Language Learners and area employers in developing an on-ramp to healthcare careers in the U.S. 

H1B Ready to Work: Employ Indy’s Participants Prepare for Tech Careers

It’s almost a daily occurrence in Indianapolis, IN: Newspaper headlines announce new start-up tech companies, exploding growth of established companies and mergers with global tech giants. Learn more about what EmployIndy is doing to advance participants in tech careers.

Two Next Gen Sector Partnerships Toolkits

Talking Points for Recruiting Business Leaders

Technical Assistance on Occupational Licensing: Assessing State Policy and Practice

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has announced a new technical assistance project, "Occupational Licensing: Assessing State Policy and Practice" to enable state policymakers to improve their understanding of occupational licensure issues and best practices; identify current policies that create unnecessary barriers to labor market entry, and create an action plan that focuses on r

National Skills Coalition: Skills-Based SNAP Employment and Training Policy Toolkit


The Skills-Based SNAP Employment and Training Policy Toolkit provides recommendations and resources to help state-level administrators, policymakers, and organizations promote and advocate for skills-based Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training programs, which focus on improving career pathways for people with employment barriers through education, occupational skills training, and support services.

Refugee Career Pathways Program Funding Opportunity


The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for the Refugee Career Pathways (RCP) Program. Through the RCP Program ORR will provide funding to implement projects assisting refugees to qualify for licenses and certifications necessary to attain employment and improve self-sufficiency. 


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