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Opening the Door: How Community Organizations Address the Youth Unemployment Crisis

Opening the Door: How Community Organizations Address the Youth Unemployment Crisis The country is facing a dual crisis in youth unemployment and low postsecondary completion rates. This paper shows the vital role of community-based organizations…

May 11, 2018
Report/Research

What We Know About Equity and Diversity in Apprenticeship

What We Know About Equity and Diversity in Apprenticeship Apprenticeship has a track record of success in advancing the careers of workers, but it has historically been, and continues to be, less accessible to women,…

May 11, 2018
Report/Research

Talking Points: How Diverse and Inclusive Apprenticeships Address Employer Needs

Talking Points: How Diverse and Inclusive Apprenticeships Address Employer Needs The talking points are organized to align common business concerns around diversity, development, and retention with the solution of equitable and inclusive apprenticeships. Apprenticeship is…

May 11, 2018
Report/Research

Building Pathways to Credentials, Careers, and Economic Mobility: Recommendations for the Trump Administration

Building Pathways to Credentials, Careers, and Economic Mobility: Recommendations for the Trump Administration The United States needs bold and scalable solutions to harness the enormous untapped talent and potential of all Americans. Economic development and…

May 11, 2018
Report/Research

Building Pathways to Credentials, Careers, and Economic Mobility: Transforming the Higher Education Act for Today’s Students and Economy

Building Pathways to Credentials, Careers, and Economic Mobility: Transforming the Higher Education Act for Today’s Students and Economy While the U.S. economy has certainly improved since the great recession, far too many Americans are still…

May 11, 2018
Project

Pathways to Tech Careers

JFF, along with partners Per Scholas and General Assembly, is leveraging Per Scholas’ evidence-based training programs to propel young adults into high-need IT jobs. Pathways to Tech Careers is a four-year initiative establishing and expanding…

May 9, 2018
Report/Research

Four Ways to Increase the Value of Short-Term Credentials: A Guide for Community Colleges

Four Ways to Increase the Value of Short-Term Credentials: A Guide for Community Colleges This report sets out to explore what causes the disconnect between community colleges and employers and offer solutions that would better…

May 9, 2018
Case Study

IMT Critical to Growth at Hayes Performance Systems

Hayes has a long history as a manufacturer of motorcycle brakes, and it’s seeking to extend that expertise into other automotive markets. For Hayes to diversify successfully, its workers need to be flexible, nimble, and…

May 8, 2018
Tool

Work-Based Learning Framework

Work-based learning supports a continuum of lifelong learning and skill development for a range of workers and learners—K-12 students, young adults, college students, adult jobseekers, and incumbent workers. Work-based learning looks beyond the classroom to…

May 7, 2018

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