workforce development

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Skills – A Guide for workforce development practitioners

The purpose of this guide is to highlight the competencies that National Fund collaboratives need in order to embark on job quality work with employers. The key word here is collaboratives, not specifically “collaborative directors.” Ensuring that someone has (or is developing) the requisite skills and deploys those skills at the right time is key … Continue reading

Skills and Workforce Development in Ontario – 3 Promising development practices

In When Training Works: Promising workforce development practices, authors Metcalf Innovation Fellow Danielle Olsen and John MacLaughlin seek to deepen our understanding of how to connect job seekers to good jobs by illuminating the work of innovators – NPower Canada, Building Up, Elevate Plus Manufacturing, and ACCES Employment – who are leading the way in … Continue reading

Future of Work, Workforce Development and Community Colleges – They must continue to remain responsive to the unfolding needs of their communities

Postsecondary workforce development is one of the major innovations of the modern community college. In a workforce approach, curriculum is driven by the needs of local industry, course delivery systems are sufficiently flexible to meet the diverse needs of students and industry, and students experience a mixture of work-based and classroom learning. These features combine … Continue reading

US – The United States is not adequately developing and sustaining a workforce with the skills needed to compete in the 21st century says the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The United States needs a skilled technical workforce to remain competitive in the global economy and to ensure that its workers participate in the nation’s economic growth. There are significant opportunities as well as major challenges in this regard. Notably, rigorous evidence indicates that the returns to investments in technical skills in the labor market … Continue reading

Workforce Development in US – Fed’s Capstone Conference 2017

Investments for workforce development require a foundation of institutional supports that will ensure accountability. This panel, representing diverse perspectives from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, will explore the institutions, policies and norms needed to establish, reinforce and facilitate new and increased investments. via Investing In America’s Workforce 2017 – YouTube

Financing Workforce Development in US – Communities will have to develop programs that respond to needs

Workforce development financing has changed significantly over the last 25 years. In 2008, federal funding for the traditional workforce development system was 83 percent lower in real terms than it had been in 1980. As the federal system plays a smaller role in workforce development financing, the job training landscape better represents a “marketplace” where … Continue reading

Training in 2016 – How the workforce really learns

Only 38% of learning and development (L&D) professionals think they’re ready to meet the needs of tomorrow’s learners. This doesn’t mean traditional approaches to L&D are obsolete. They just aren’t enough anymore. At least not for today’s workers. Nearly two-thirds of L&D leaders think workers should connect with learning resources at least once-a-week in order … Continue reading

US – The manufacturing workforce is aging rapidly report finds

The u.s. manufacturing workforce is aging rapidly, with half of the existing workforce only 10-15 years away from retirement. Yet,american manufacturing employers are struggling to build a pipeline of new workers. Some 600,000 positions are currently unfilled, and more than three million additional positions are due to open by 2020. Meanwhile, the youth unemployment rate remains … Continue reading

Workforce Training Investments in US / A comparaison

We spend $3. billion in federal funds to prepare people for million jobs (4%) that require middle- skill training. That’s enough to train 451,000 people, a small fraction of the 16 million who could benefit from investments in access to training. We spend $ billion in federal funds to prepare people for 5million jobs (3%) … Continue reading

US / Stats on Workplace Learning

Although formal training accounts for only a small percentage of learning, unless noted specifically, the stats here relate to formal training, meaning that managed by a training department, usually through classes or online education (elearning) program Continue reading

Indonesia / Near 70 percent of workforce has not completed junior high school

An influential business lobby has called for better management of Indonesia’s human resources to help the country prepare for entry into a regional economic community in 2015. James Riady, the deputy for health and education affairs at the Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), said at a meeting in Jakarta on Wednesday that it … Continue reading

Massive Open Online Courses / An Initiative to Train Ten Million Skilled Workers by 2020

According to McKinsey Global Institute, June 2012, World at Work, Jobs, Pay and Skills for 3.5 Billion People, projections indicate that by 2020 there will be over 85,000,000 unfilled skilled jobs with an unemployed workforce exceeding 95,000,000 potential employees without the skills required to fill those jobs. MOOCDOM offers employers the ability to create customized … Continue reading

US / A Well-educated Workforce is a Vital Component of National and Economic Security

Historically, national security includes the strength of our nation’s infrastructure, the foundation upon which the continuous growth of our society depends. This includes our strong societal and moral codes, the rule of law, stable government, social, political, and economic institutions, and leadership. Also included are our nation’s schools and educational programs to ensure a knowledgeable … Continue reading

US Workforce Development / Layoffs At State Unemployment Agencies

Businesses added 166,000 jobs in January, the U.S. Labor Department announced Friday, while the government eliminated 9,000. The twin trends have been a signature of the past three years of economic recovery. For some state workforce agency staffers, the overall improvement is bad news. With fewer people claiming unemployment insurance benefits, state unemployment agencies will … Continue reading

OECD – Inequality – Skills Gap : Increasing Earnings Gap due to a Skills Gap Calls for Up-skilling

“Over the two decades to the onset of the global economic crisis, real disposable household incomes increased in all OECD countries, by 1.7% a year, on average. In a large majority of OECD countries, household incomes of the top 10% grew faster than those of the poorest 10%, leading to widening income inequality” and “increases … Continue reading

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