Eight Recommendations for Connecting Apprenticeship and Higher Education

To capitalize on apprenticeship’s massive potential and its renewed public appeal, policymakers must make it a part of—not an “alternative”… [Full Resource “Eight Recommendations for Connecting Apprenticeship and Higher Education”]

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Author: New America Article by Mary Alice McCarthy, Iris Palmer and Michael PrebilPublished: December 2017

Meet the out-of-work: Local profiles of jobless adults and strategies to connect them to employment

Even in the midst of a prolonged economic expansion with a low national unemployment rate, jobs are not always available… [Full Resource “Meet the out-of-work: Local profiles of jobless adults and strategies to connect them to employment”]

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Author: Metropolitan Policy Program at BROOKINGS Article by Martha Ross and Natalie HolmesPublished: November 2017

Sector Skills Academy Summary Report

The Greater Seattle Sector Academy helped Fellows grow and support sectoral workforce development strategies in the Central Puget Sound region. The model, originally designed by the Aspen Institute, creates a venue for different constituencies (community-based organizations, community colleges, workforce investment boards, government agencies, labor-management groups, etc.) to learn about and pool their talents and resources to influence local sectoral workforce strategies.  SkillUp Washington is pleased to present this report on the 2016 Greater Seattle Sector Skills Academy. [Full Resource “Sector Skills Academy Summary Report”]

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Author: SkillUp Washington and Business Government Community ConnectionPublished: May 2017

Delivering the TDL Workforce Summary Report

In 2015 SkillUp Washington received a two-year “Delivering the TDL Workforce” grant from Jobs for the Future funded by the Walmart Foundation. Three main strategies were supported:

1) The expansion of Airport University, a program of Port Jobs a Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac Airport) sited program, which simultaneously services as a primary recruitment tool for many airport job seekers and incumbent workers; 2) A partnership between Seattle Goodwill and South Seattle College, resulting in the launch of a 16-week Industrial Vehicle Program (IVP); and 3) The opportunity to establish a TDL Community of Practice, dedicated to convening TDL partners to review progress on the above two strategies, share lessons learned, leverage resources, and jointly construct stronger aviation career pathways and tuck driver pipelines. [Full Resource “Delivering the TDL Workforce Summary Report”]

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Author: SkillUp Washington and Business Government Community ConnectionPublished: March 2017