At the recent National Dialogue on Career Pathways, many federal officials observed that the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) uses the term “career pathways” more than twenty times, signaling a coming of age for this powerful workforce development strategy. This update from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) offers helpful background Read More
On the third anniversary of the Open Government Partnership with the U.S. and the leaders of seven other nations, President Obama announced additional commitments for promote Open Education initiatives, including specific references to an online skills academy coming soon through the U.S. Department of Labor. The White House announcement defined the initiative as the open sharing Read More
Labor markets, employment, jobs, workforce development—these topics are at the forefront of many communities throughout the seven states of the Tenth District. However, how they play out in each state and community differs greatly. This article from Steven Shepelwich, Senior Community Development Advisor takes a look at trends and resources available. The Kansas City Fed Read More
The Federal Reserve Banks of KC and Atlanta teamed up with the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University for a conference on transforming U.S. workforce development policies for the 21st century. Slated for October 15-17, national experts will share their perspectives on transformative workforce development and education strategies and policies. The official conference page Read More
As President Obama signed the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act into law Tuesday, Vice-President Biden’s task force also released Ready to Work: Job Driving Training and American Opportunity. The report reflects an across-the-board review of America’s job training programs to ensure they share a single mission: providing workers with the skills they need to secure good jobs that Read More
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