A new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper has reviewed the findings of 207 employment and training evaluations worldwide, finding generally long-term positive effects, especially for training and subsidized private sector employment.
In its second follow-up of the 2009 class of ninth graders, NCES found that 89 percent graduated on time in 2013, and another 3 percent acquired a high school equivalency certificate. Some 4 percent had dropped out, and an identical percentage remained in high school, presumably due to repeating a grade.
The U.S. National Center for Education Statistics has just issued its 2 leading annual publications, the Digest of Education Statistics and the Condition of Education.
This TEN announces the partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to provide better services to job seekers, workers and employers. The TEN discusses the types of partnership activities such as co-locating One-Stop Career Centers and libraries and training library staff on resources available through the workforce system. The TEN also highlights examples of workforce-library partnerships at the state and local levels.
Profile of current projects underway through the Chicago Jobs Council.
Do You Remember Your First Job? I sure do. And I bet you do too. That's why ETA is excited to feature our own Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis discussing her first job in a new series of videos of celebrities, White House Staff and others sharing their thoughts about their first job, as part of a White House initiative, Summer Jobs Plus. The initiative, Summer Jobs is the result, a commitment of nearly 300,000 summer jobs, mentorships and other employment opportunities for young people this summer. Learn more about the companies and organizations that have answered the President’s call and have committed to either directly hiring youth, or providing corporate mentorship experiences, internship, and other opportunities that connect young people to jobs, or find out how your company can get involved in this initiative by going to http://www.whitehouse.gov/economy/jobs/summerjobs.
New micro-business case studies on career pathways and training
The March issue of the Association of Career and Technical Education's (ACTE) Techniques magazine is dedicated entirely to Apprenticeship. The publication features an article from Employment and Training Administration Assistant Secretary Jane Oates and Office of Apprenticeship Administrator John Ladd entitled, "50,000 Reasons Why Apprenticeship Works! “ Other articles examine nontraditional apprenticeship occupations and how community colleges are involved in the world of apprenticeship training.
This report by the Joyce Foundation looks at Transitional Jobs Reentry Demonstration (TJRD), which include policies and programs to support recently released prisoners in reentering their communities successfully. The Joyce Foundation funded the TJRD to evaluate the impact of a key reentry strategy: transitional jobs programs. The goal of the report is to learn if short-term, subsidized jobs in fact help former prisoners secure longer-term employment and stay out of the correctional system.
The U.S. Department of Education has released a new College Completion Tool Kit to help governors boost college graduation rates. The guide proposes strategies for governors including goal setting, performance based funding, aligning high school standards with college entrance and placement standards, data driven decision making and targeting adults who already have some college, but no degree. The guide highlights governors and states that have made structural and policy changes to K-12 and postsecondary education and identifies the federal funding sources for the work.
This report, "Degrees for What Jobs?", published by the NGA Center for Best Practices, with support from Rutgers University John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, discusses how a growing number of governors and state policymakers have come to recognize that higher education, including community colleges, four-year colleges and research universities, cannot help drive economic growth in their states unless the success of colleges and universities is linked to the needs of the marketplace.
This is a collection of resources created by WebJunction for library staff to help them serve job seekers.
An article on March 14 about for-profit schools and training programs and their effect on students' financial well-being and employment prospects.
Innovations in the expansion of opportunities for the mature jobseeker: Mature Services, Inc., SCSEP and Easter Seals will discuss several new pathways for improving opportunities for the mature worker during these tough economic times.
Tough economic times? Why not create your own job?: Project GATE II, IMPAQ International and the LLC, Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education showcase best practices and lessons learned from various entrepreneurial efforts.
How can an offender survive today's economy? The Iowa Workforce Development and the Iowa Department of Corrections will discuss proven methods to prepare offenders for the transition from incarceration to employment.