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Ready by 21 National Partnership, 2010

This business engagement toolkit is designed to help community-based organizations recruit, engage, and develop ongoing relationships with businesses in their communities with the goal of creating long-term, sustainable partnerships capable of delivering the largest impact on a community's goals for youth as part of the Ready by 21 strategy.

National Career Pathways Network and the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, 2012

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide industry employers with an introduction to Career Pathways and encourage them to participate in Career Pathways initiatives. The introduction of the toolkit highlights the need for Career Pathways initiatives, the main components of the model, and the adult Career Pathways model which is an adaptation for adults without basic academic and technical skills, or career-limited adults. Both models include roles for secondary,...

National Fund for Workforce Solutions, 2010

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions believes that high-quality workforce partnerships are mutually beneficial strategies that both help low-wage workers succeed in today's competitive economy and at the same time improve the competitiveness of a group of employers in a particular industry sector. A high-quality partnership brings together employers, workers, and other key stakeholders from a selected industry sector into a regular and extended dialogue about that sector's particular characteristics,...

Commonwealth Corporation, 2011

Measuring Business Impact is a guide on sector-based workforce development programs, focusing on how to engage with businesses and measure the benefits of workforce development interventions. The guide is meant to address any knowledge gap workforce development practitioners may have in terms of engaging with businesses and measuring their programs' business impact. The guide argues that measuring business impact must move beyond telling good stories about the benefits of training...

Manufacturing Institute, 2012

The Manufacturing Skills Certification System was created to ensure that postsecondary certificate programs in manufacturing would be uniformly responsive to the industry's needs across the country. The System supplies industry-driven certifications that align to identified competencies, sample curricula, and a framework for evaluating existing programs of study to prepare students to acquire those certifications. The Manufacturing Institute hosts the Manufacturing Skills Certification System resource materials to help stakeholders tailor and...

Ella Baker Center Green-Collar Jobs Campaign, 2010

This guidebook disseminates best practices and lessons learned for designing and implementing green-collar job training programs. Based on programs in California including but not limited to the Oakland Green Jobs Corps, this guidebook strives to assist workforce development professionals and government officials in creating, launching, and managing green-collar training programs.

Corporate Voices for Working Families, 2012

This document offers community colleges and businesses interested in partnering on a Career Pathways initiative an insider view to each others' structures, goals, and strengths. It frames the advantages of a business-community college partnership around the imperatives of each group, so the stakeholder initiating a relationship can make the business case for a partnership.

The Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative, 2004

The goal of this brief is to help employment and training programs understand what their peers in the sectoral workforce development field already know: how to engage with employers. It offers tips on understanding for-profit culture and what to expect from a partnership.

Council For Adult & Experiential Learning, 2006

The intention of this report is to give readers an understanding of the fundamentals of how to design effective learning and skill development programs for adults. These fundamentals can be applied to training at any point along the Career Pathways continuum - from adult basic education to training leading to a credential in a high-demand industry to effective workplace communication. This report was produced to support the U.S. Department of...

Women Employed, 2005

The overarching goal of this guide and the Career Pathways initiatives which informed its creation is to broaden the understanding of the potential contribution of bridge programs to workforce development. More specifically the guide is intended to serve as a resource for developing and implementing bridge programs. According to the guide, "Bridge training programs prepare adults who lack adequate basic skills to enter and succeed in postsecondary education and training,...