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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Members of the President's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion

Following an Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeships in America, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta has announced members of the President's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. The Task Force—representing companies, trade and industry groups, educational institutions, and labor unions—brings to the table substantial workforce development experience in addressing the nation’s skills gap.

Hispanic Heritage Month & Latino Education and Economic Progress

The Center on Education and the Workforce, at Georgetown University, has released a suite of resources on its research into Latino education and economic progress, to include video, Powerpoint, interactive charts, and a comprehensive report.  These interactive tools profile the ten states with the largest Latino populations in the US.  You can access the
 full report, video, and interactive tool here

Below is a highlight from the summary:

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


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