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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Access to accurate, easily shared data is an essential resource that helps local and state leaders and practitioners better understand local demographic trends, business and talent development needs, and their choices for investing public and private resources in workforce development...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
Traditionally, employers, workers and students have used academic degrees and diplomas as a proxy for the skills and knowledge needed to perform on the job. There is growing interest in the use of competency-based credentials to complement this approach; however, the current “market”...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Education
The Midwest accounts for nearly one-fourth of all industrial energy usage in the U.S., including nearly half of all industrial coal consumption; however, only 10 percent of Midwestern industrial facilities are upgrading their equipment to improve productivity. In 2011 the Midwestern...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, State
State(s) Maryland
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
Maryland is taking bold steps to increase the number of workers who possess a post-secondary education credential. In particular, Skills2Compete Maryland (S2C Maryland) is a campaign aimed at increasing post-secondary success to strengthen the skills of Maryland’s workforce. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
Business and education communities share an understanding of the type, level, and quantity of skills and credentials needed by the workforce. However, community colleges often struggle to engage employers effectively. This report outlines strategies community colleges can take to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Education
Nearly half of working age Detroiters do not have the essential foundational skills necessary to get a job or succeed in a career. At the same time, the need for strong foundational skills is growing. Detroit’s emerging economic comeback means that the number of jobs is growing, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of America's population, though many lack the necessary skills and education to meet the demands of industry and earn family sustaining wages. This report provides recommendations that can be taken in order to bridge the skills gap. These recommendations...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
The Commission on Community Action & Economic Opportunity is composed of leaders who work at the local and regional levels throughout Michigan to promote economic opportunity. Through their Forums across the state, they hear directly from people struggling to avoid or recover from...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
Incomes, job security, and economic growth increasingly depend on postsecondary credentials with value in the labor market. While a vast number of adults in the labor market engage in noncredit occupational education and training, without common metrics or quality assurance mechanisms,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
Increased global competition has led to declines in the American manufacturing sector, requiring U.S. workers to possess stronger skills and broader competencies in order to succeed in the current job market; in particular, postsecondary education or technical training is fundamental...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
In spite of overwhelming odds, some immigrants with minimal academic credentials are finding their way to college, entering post-secondary programs and earning credentials that provide them with the skills required to get and keep good jobs. They are doing so with the assistance of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
The Detroit Regional Workforce Fund’s efforts to connect low and moderate-income persons to career pathways is inhibited by the skills gap. As a result, the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund is pursuing several key policy and capacity-building efforts focused on increasing adult educational...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) High Growth and Emerging Industry Sectors grant program from 2009 to 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor funded 152 grantees across the country to train unemployed and dislocated workers in emerging and growing sectors...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Kansas
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Education
This report focuses on an association of city and county governments and metropolitan planning organizations which collaborate to identify new training needs of Kansas City area businesses attempting to adapt to sustainable energy and energy efficiency opportunities. Key findings...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
Michigan’s economy is transforming to one that demands new skills, knowledge, and credentials, especially post-secondary education. However, there are fewer adults able to meet this growing need; in fact, one out of three working-age Michigan adults lacks the basic skills or credentials...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level State
State(s) Arizona
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education
Asset poor families, those that cannot sustain themselves without income for at least three months or weather emergencies without falling into the safety net, are consistently vulnerable. Arizona seeks to align its economic development, safety net, and education systems to benefit...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
As Detroit has been met with a surge in economic growth, closing the critical skill gaps for Detroiters and attracting jobs to the city that fit entry-level skills sets are key to achieving shared economic prosperity. This report stresses the need for well aligned on-ramps to help...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
The Detroit Economic Mobility Grant Initiative, a 10-grant Detroit pilot program operating from mid-2018 through 2020, has demonstrated that adult education and occupational training programs can work together to substantially improve learner results by accelerating instruction and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
This report highlights the need for targeted services and programs for job seekers, particularly those with disabilities, returning citizens, and other underrepresented populations. It explores different sectors, including health care, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, and transportation,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
No Worker Left Behind (NWLB) was an offer by the State of Michigan from 2007-2010 of free tuition to low-income and unemployed workers willing to go back to school and earn a market-relevant degree or credential. This study explores the experiences of those who enrolled in NWLB, seeking...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
Across the US, jobs that are directly involved in making and supplying more sustainable “clean technology” goods and services generally offer better pay. This roadmap includes policies that, when implemented, can continue to accelerate job creation and innovation based on sustainable...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, State
State(s) Massachusetts, Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
Although the manufacturing industry is experiencing a resurgence, employers within the sector are reporting that they face a skilled worker shortage. A strategy to improve the basic and technical skills of young workers could create real career pathways for opportunity youth and...

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