Youth Corps Emerging Practices for Education and Employment

Profiles four different youth corps programs to illustrate the service delivery systems that may increase participants’ educational and employment opportunities while also providing follow-up and context for a prior impact…

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Health Care Pathways for Opportunity Youth: A Framework for Practitioners and Policymakers

Illustrates a framework for designing and assessing programs that help disconnected youth access health care jobs and considers what lessons can be drawn from adult career pathways programs when creating…

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Getting Real: Time to Re-Invest in the Public Employment Service; In a Slow Recovery, Reemployment Must be a National Priority

Examines the Unites States public reemployment services and advocates for increased focus on those services with a priority on unemployment insurance recipients.

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The Plummeting Labor Market Fortunes of Teens and Young Adults

Analyzes current labor force data for teens and young adults, providing policy recommendations for increasing employment opportunities for teens and young adults.

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Manufacturing Workforce Development Playbook: Preparing for the Manufacturing Renaissance in America

A 25-chapter book that offers multiple perspectives on manufacturing in the U.S. from workforce development professionals and provides solutions for secondary schools, community colleges, universities and continuing education settings…

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What Works in Job Training

When it comes to job training, what does available evidence tell us about what works?  What Works in Job Training: A Synthesis of The Evidence summarizes what we know about improving employment and educational outcomes for both adults and youth.The report was prepared through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor, Commerce, Education, and Health and Human Services.

But it’s not enough that one study or evaluation said something works – this summary looks at only the most rigorous evaluations, such as impact studies that can point to the results that happened as a result of a particular initiative.  This means there is higher likelihood you will get the same results if you try the approach studied.

Webinars: Learn How To Maximize Your Use of Workforce System Strategies

Have you wished for an easy-to-use repository of recent workforce development research? Are you looking for ways to get the word out about your organization’s workforce development-related research findings? Do you have clients in the workforce system who need access to evidence-based findings? Take a look at the two webinars developed to provide interactive demonstrations on using the Workforce System Strategy site and real world examples of how we can help you find the resources you need.

Workforce System Strategies: A Tool for the Research Community
This short Webinar is designed specifically to introduce the workforce development research community to the research and implementation tools profiled on Workforce System Strategies. The webinar includes an interactive demonstration of what the site can do for you. You will also hear how this tool relates to ETA-sponsored research, as well as the Department-wide research efforts of DOL’s Chief Evaluation Office.

Beyond Best Practices: Workforce System Strategies
This short webinar takes an interactive look at a Workforce System Strategies with the workforce development professional in mind. Two workforce peers serving as interviewees offering real examples from their work, it demonstrates how to quickly find multiple resources that will help design a new program, develop policy, write grant proposals, conduct research, and more.


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Quick Navigation Tips

Learn to quickly mine the rich resources on Workforce System Strategies!  Use this short on-line tutorial to help you find what you want, more efficiently and effectively. 



Workforce System Strategies highlights a wide range of research and implementation tools.

Use it to:
• Help your job-seeker and employer customers achieve better outcomes
• Identify evidence that may be useful in program design initiatives or grant applications
• Be at the forefront of the workforce system!

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Please contact us with your thoughts!  What is useful – and what is not? What additional features would you like to see?



Job Advancement – Considerations after Employment

WIOA has a goal of advancing services to job seekers so that they can gain good jobs and a pathway to the middle class.  Yet to achieve this, employees must be able to both retain their jobs and advance within them. These publications look at job advancement from various perspectives, as well as work-based training as a method to advancement.

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Career Pathways for Underrepresented or Disadvantaged Youth

The youth segment of our population has been one of the groups most affected by the recession, yet some youth segments have been harder hit than others. The following publications explore college access and career preparation programs for underrepresented and disadvantaged youth.

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Regional Collaboration – Collaborative Pathways to Economic Prosperity

In order to support the national job market, WIOA aims to foster regional collaboration through the state requirement to identify economic regions. These publications highlight strategies of regional partnerships based on common economic needs.

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