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Representatives Discuss Best Practices for a 21st-Century Workforce in Apprenticeship Briefing on Capitol Hill
On January 18, several members of Congress attended the "Best Apprenticeship Practices for a 21st Century Workforce" panel to hear from apprenticeship program leaders as they discussed successes and offered suggestions.
Jobs for the Future of Work: Supporting Workers and Employers as Technology and Talent Transform
At JFF, it's in our DNA to connect decision makers, shape conversations, create partnerships, develop systems and programs, and influence practice-informed policy.
A Step Closer to High-Quality, Industry-Aligned Career and Technical Education Programs
Recently, the House passed the bipartisan H.R. 2353, “ The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act,” which updates the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
Growing Tomorrow’s Nursing Workforce: New Paths to Professional Nursing
New Paths to Professional Nursing (NPPN), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Jersey Health Initiatives program, demonstrates that it is possible to create a pipeline of nursing candidates who live in and resemble the communities they serve.
Driven to Innovate: Snapshots from Delivering the TDL Workforce
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics is a critical sector to the US economy, employing over 4.6 million workers. Through a two-year JFF initiative, 10 regions can scale up their training programs in this sector.
A Long-Term Leg Up for Entry-Level Workers
By helping entry-level workers move into middle-skill positions, we’re giving them a leg up on a long-term career.
Who Cares? What's Unfair about How We Treat Our Health Care Workforce
According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data, women made up the majority of the nursing assistant, home health aide, and personal aide workforce. But these caretakers regularly struggle to support their own families.
Florida Jobs 2030: A Cornerstone Series Report for the Florida 2030 Initiative
By 2030, Florida will need to create two million net new jobs to accommodate an additional six million residents. At the same time, rapid technological innovation is shifting the skills and competencies required for jobs.
Today's Realities—Tomorrow's Workforce: Addressing Region 7's Rural Workforce Mismatch
The rural counties of Region 7, a sub-state area designated by the state of Alabama to address workforce development issues, has yet to fully recover from the 2007 economic recession. This report outlines Region 7's education and workforce needs.
Untapped Resources, Untapped Labor Pool: Using Federal Highway Funds to Prepare Women for Careers in Construction
One way to improve women's economic security is creating sustainable pathways into construction careers—an industry where women are underrepresented. This briefing highlights how Maryland and Oregon are improving diversity in the highway construction workforce.
A Resource Guide to Engaging Employers
This resource guide presents working models of successful employer engagement and lessons for securing and sustaining partnerships with employers, in addition to helping education and training providers fully realize the value of such partnerships.
Leveraging TANF for Career Training
With the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Congress took a step toward improving the connections between workforce and federal assistance programs. With this piece of legislature, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is a mandatory partner in state and local workforce systems.
Engaging Employers as Customers
Educators and employers often seem to speak different languages. But when it comes to preparing people for work, they have the same objective—helping learners gain the skills they need to succeed.
Creating Pathways to Employment: The Role of Youth/Industry Partnerships in Preparing Low-Income Youth and Young Adults for Careers in High-Demand Industries
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions and JFF launched the Youth/Industry Partnership Initiative (YIPI) to learn how employer-led industry partnerships could addressing the crisis of youth unemployment.
Promising Practices in Young Adult Employment
The National Fund for Workforce Solution’s Young Adult Initiatives aim to test and implement new strategies for targeting and investing in America’s young adults so that employers and workforce development can tap into this workforce.
Connecting the Dots: A Case Study of Transforming Care and the Frontline Workforce at Unitypoint Health-Des Moines
This is a case study of Iowa's UnityPoint Health and its effort to transform care, develop frontline workers, and fully align these objectives in its Des Moines hospitals and outpatient clinics.
Manufacturing Day Showcases Work-Based Innovations in Kentucky
For Manufacturing Day, JFF explored innovative education programs as part of the Jobs to Manufacturing Careers initiative and learned about the keys to partnerships between employers, colleges, and workers.
An Interview with Anna Shipp
Anna Shipp, the project manager for the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners initiative at the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, offers her thoughts on green infrastructure.
Upping the Ante: We Need You to Join the UpSkilling Movement
There's been an increase in employers using their resources and creativity to upskill their workers, but there is much work to be done. Will you help us up the ante?
Six Effective Approaches for TechHire Initiatives
Information technology jobs are among the fastest growing occupations in the country, yet over a half million IT job openings are unfilled. The TechHire initiative helps stakeholders develop a pipeline of diverse talent to meet employer needs.
Making Work-Based Learning Work
Work-based learning helps alleviate a common issue for jobseekers: meeting a "relevant work experience" prerequisite that is hard to gain outside of the workplace.
Work-Based Courses: Bringing College to the Production Line
Work-based courses are an innovative way to bring college to the production line by using the job as a learning lab. This toolkit provides guidance on bringing work-based learning models to colleges.
Work-Based Learning in Action
Work-Based Learning in Action is a series of case studies highlighting effective models of work-based learning.
Seven Ways Intermediaries Help Develop Apprenticeship Programs
Apprenticeship—a paid, credentialed, work-based learning approach that combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction—is gaining momentum in technical fields across the US.
Creating a Buzz with the New Hampshire Manufacturing Partnership
What does the future of New Hampshire's manufacturing industry look like? Several key collaborative partnerships are in place to ensure the future is bright and strong.