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This week, we’re catching up on recent publications in a host of areas related to CTE:
Skills in the Service Sector: Approximately 20 million American workers employed in the service sector lack foundational skills in literacy, numeracy and digital problem solving, as reported by the National Skills Coalition. Yet many positions require basic skills in reading, writing, math and technology, particularly the ability to read instructions. Learn more about how employees in this sector are pursuing additional education and training, and the barriers they face, in the full report.
Presenting Workforce and Education Data: Through data visualization, large amounts of data can be shared interactively with the public, policymakers and other non-expert audiences. This recent Workforce Data Quality Campaign paper shares tips for visually presenting education and workforce data, with examples. Author Christina Lindborg Peña discussed the report findings with attendees at the 2017 ACTE National Policy Seminar.
Helping Adult Learners Transition: Strategies for helping adult learners transition from basic skills education to postsecondary education are examined in this report from Regional Education Laboratory Midwest. Among the approaches examined are industry-aligned curricula and bridge programs in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio.
Community Colleges and WIOA: According to the Education Commission of the States, community colleges can be a primary player in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) initiatives by engaging in sector partnerships; providing programs in high-demand areas, supported by Individual Training Accounts and WIOA-supported training contracts; using state set-aside funds for employer alignment; and serving on state and local Workforce Development Boards.
Posted by Catherine Imperatore on 04/10/2017 at 12:25 PM in Data and Research, Postsecondary Issues, State and Local Issues, WIOA | Permalink
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