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2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment & Disability Survey

The 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment & Disability Survey: Supervisors Perspecive (KFNEDS: SP) is the first national survey to look at the effectiveness of the practices that employers use to recruit, hire, train, and retain people with disabilities in their organizations, from the unique perspective of supervisors of employees with and without disabilities.  The results offer important new information for employers, policymakers, legislators, and

WES: How Community Colleges Help Immigrants Navigate Career Pathways

  • Date: 
    Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Location: 
    Online webinar

World Education Services' Global Talent Bridge sees community colleges as being positioned to play a major role in helping skilled immigrants re-enter their career fields. However, the opportunities for advanced training and upskilling are often difficult for immigrants to navigate. Several colleges are developing innovative approaches to help immigrants better understand career pathways to support their academic and professional goals.

Developing Career Pathways for VR Clients: Delaware DVR's Job-Driven Project

  • Date: 
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    Location: 
    Online webinar

Delaware DVR (DDVR) received JD-VRTAC technical assistance to create a statewide approach for developing Individual Plans for Employment that focus on career pathways. Career pathways emphasize an interconnected sequence of educational coursework and work experience that aligns with employer-validated competencies and certifications.

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 djrosen123@gmail.com.  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.

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