The vocational programs that tend to attract females also lead to the least-lucrative professions. That’s hurting them—and the economy. [Full Resource “Why Are Women Still Choosing the Lowest-Paying Jobs?”]View "Why Are Women Still Choosing the Lowest-Paying Jobs?"
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the December employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics… [Full Resource “Decline in Retail Jobs Felt Entirely by Women”]Download "Decline in Retail Jobs Felt Entirely by Women"
As employers lament a shortage of skilled workers, families bemoan the cost of higher education, and high schools struggle to… [Full Resource “Youth Apprenticeship in America Today: Connecting High School Students to Apprenticeship”]Download "Youth Apprenticeship in America Today: Connecting High School Students to Apprenticeship"
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”]Download "Eight Recommendations for Connecting Apprenticeship and Higher Education"
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”]Download "Meet the out-of-work: Local profiles of jobless adults and strategies to connect them to employment"
Healthcare Learning Consortium-Full report -Entry-level health care jobs play a vital role in the lives of health care consumers, the health… [Full Resource “SkillUp Washington’s Healthcare Learning Consortium”]Download "SkillUp Washington’s Healthcare Learning Consortium"
Executive Summary Organizations across the nation are looking for effective ways to support the job retention and career advancement of entry-level… [Full Resource “SkillUp Washington’s Healthcare Learning Consortium Executive Summary”]Download "SkillUp Washington’s Healthcare Learning Consortium Executive Summary"
FONTANA, Calif. — At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his… [Full Resource “After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople”]View "After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople"
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”]Download "Sector Skills Academy 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”]Download "Delivering the TDL Workforce Summary Report"