Happy Workforce Wednesday!
Here’s this week’s roundup — please add anything we missed by using the “comments” field.
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Workforce in the News
- Unusual alliance backs job training (Megan Woolhouse, The Boston Globe, January 26, 2013)
Research and Reports
- Shifting Gears Report (The Joyce Foundation, January 2013)
- Collective Impact for Opportunity Youth (FSG, January 2013)
- State Sector Strategies Coming of Age: Implications for State Workforce Policymakers (National Skills Coalition, National Governor’s Association, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, January 2013)
Tools and Resources
- Innovative Technology Pilot Project: Mobile Apps (World Education’s National College Transition Network) The project goal is to develop and pilot two apps (for use on standard feature phones and smart phones) that accelerate learning of academic and health career related vocabulary and concepts for adults preparing to enter post-secondary education and technical training.
- CAEL Alert: Working Learners and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, January 2013)
- Mass Kicks off Aid-Programs for High Demand Fields (New England Board of Higher Education, January 2013)
- 2013 Guide to New England Colleges and Universities ( New England Journal of Higher Education, November 2012)
- The Massachusett’s High-Demand Professions Scholarship – was created in alignment with the Vision Project goal of attaining national higher education leadership in the area of workforce development. The scholarship will provide grants of up to $6,500 per year for UMass students, up to $5,500 for state university students, and up to $4,000 per year for community college students beginning in spring 2013.
- Stand Down Grants: These grants provide an estimated 10,000 homeless veterans with opportunities to reintegrate into society.
- January 31, 2013: Launch of ReServe Greater Boston at The Boston Foundation (Jewish Vocational Services)
- January 31, 2013: Achieving Employment Equity: What Sector Initiatives Can Do (Insight Center for Community Economic Development)
- February 12, 2013: Webinar: Collective Impact for Opportunity Youth (FSG & Aspen Forum for Community Standards)
- February 26, 2013: How to Move from Placement to Partnership with Employers (Insight Center for Community Economic Development)
- April 5, 2013: Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education Network Conference (MCAE)
- May 9, 2013: Commonwealth Workforce Coalition 10th Annual Conference