Collaboration Across Sectors

The September 12 issue of OVAE (Office of Vocational and Adult Education) Connection has an interesting article about “innovative approaches to meeting employer demand for skilled workers, and to address unemployment.” In February 2013, a task force was brought together by the Urban Institute to “shed a spotlight on workforce development over the next decade.” The committee recommended three major areas of focus, one of which resonated with me: “[identify] training approaches that offer well-articulated career pathway programs allowing for accelerated classroom time, and yielding a series of “stackable” industry-recognized credentials that are evidence of greater skill levels.”
Collaboration, Access and Stackable Credentials Are Key to Workforce Development

In the full report, there is emphasis on “work-based learning.” Check it out!
Innovations & Future Directions for Workforce Development

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