Harvard Business School, Burning Glass Technologies and Accenture
Release Report on Middle Skills Jobs
The decline of middle-skill jobs is hurting both U.S. competitiveness and the middle classâ€”and business should take the lead in turning that around, according to a new report from Accenture, Burning Glass Technologies, and Harvard Business School.
Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding Americaâ€™s Middle Skills, uses Burning Glass labor market analytics, along with research from Accenture and the U.S. Competitiveness Project at Harvard, to identify the middle-skills jobs that are crucial for American competitivenessâ€”the first report to do so.
US Chamber of Commerce Releases White Paper on
Talent Pipeline Management
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is engaging employers and their partners across the country in developing a new demand-driven approachâ€”talent pipeline managementâ€”to close the skills gap. Through extending lessons learned from innovations in supply chain management, this white paper is a call for employers to play a new and expanded leadership role as â€śend-customersâ€ť of education and workforce partnerships.
In this new framework, employers should view themselves as â€śend customersâ€ť of education and workforce partnerships, with an opportunity to strengthen their workforce by working with academic institutions as their "suppliers." The paper highlights case studies from College for America, other educational institutions, and employers, illustrating that this approach is already yielding positive results for employers and educators alike.
The Aspen Institute and Urban Institute Release
First Year Review of Accelerating Opportunity
The First Year of Accelerating Opportunity: Implementation from the States and Colleges documents how AO colleges and states designed and implemented the core elements of the AO model, which include contextualized, integrated and accelerated learning, and for-credit career pathways that provide valued occupational credentials.
CLASP Resources for WIOA Implementation
Three months after the president signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) â€” the law guiding the nationâ€™s employment, training, adult education, and vocational rehabilitation programs, itâ€™s time to look toward implementation.
While there is a great deal of information available on WIOA, very few resources address how best to serve low-income individuals with low skills and other barriers to employment. To help meet this need, CLASP has created a resource page highlighting promising state and local strategies and models that align WIOA's goals and help create pathways to postsecondary and economic success for youth and adults with low skills.
Workplace - NCWE Newsletter Now on Website
The NCWE Newsletter "Workplace" can now be found on the website under "About NCWE"