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
- Guest Commentary: A pathway to raising incomes in Michigan (Barbara Dyer, Detroit Free Press, Feb. 5)
- Nonprofit Puts Seniors to Work Helping Other People (Megan Woolhouse, The Boston Globe, Jan. 31st)
Research and Reports
- Home Economics: A Discussion about the Unregulated World of Domestic Work (The Aspen Institute’s Workforce Strategies Initiative)
- 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
- ETA “Mobilizes” Its Job Search Tools: The ETA’s most popular online tools will now be available as a mobile-optimized website.
- GED Test Series to Go All Digital (Workforc3 One Newsletter)
- Labor Market Information Resources include six new podcasts that help you identify and use workforce statistics. The ETA also issued all of the products that were funded by the ARRA’s State Labor Market Information Improvement Grants. Follow the link to view the catalogue of all participating state products, evaluations, practitioner briefs, a Webinar, and podcasts.
- The Census Bureau has released an Economic Indicator Mobile App, “America’s Economy“
- 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)
- 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.
- 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)
- April 9, 2013: Coaching for College and Career Workshop (The Boston Foundation)
- May 9, 2013: Commonwealth Workforce Coalition 10th Annual Conference