Generation Work: Equipping Young People With In-Demand Employment Skills and Credentials

A decade after the Great Recession, millions of job seekers in their late teens and twenties — especially young people of color and youth from low-income families — are still struggling to land and keep meaningful work, even as the economy improves. [Full Resource “Generation Work: Equipping Young People With In-Demand Employment Skills and Credentials”]

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Author: The Annie E. Casey FoundationPublished: February 2018

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