Publications

WSC publishes a variety of informative materials covering a broad array of workforce development topics. Our publications seek to capture promising practices in the field and to develop new points of view on topics related to policy and practice.

 

  • Melissa Goldberg & Julian L. Alssid
  • October 2012
  • This report, prepared for Greater Twin Cities United Way on behalf of Skills@Work, a campaign to close Minnesota’s skills gap, focuses on using existing state funding streams differently to address the evolving skill demands of Minnesota’s 21st Century Economy.

 

  • Melissa Goldberg & Julian L. Alssid
  • September 2012
  • This report provides a national context for Virginia's career pathways efforts, documents the Commonwealth's work, and suggests how Virginia's successes and lessons learned may be applied to other states.

 

  • Julian L. Alssid & Melissa Goldberg
  • August 2012
  • This report, funded by the Ford Foundation, highlights the specific levers that mayors can press or adapt to pursue promising or proven practices to advance effective workforce development in cities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Prepared by Workforce Strategy Center
  • April 2010
  • Containing the recommendations of the CCRI 21st Century Workforce Commission to the Rhode Island Governor and General Assembly, this report provides a blueprint for creating a workforce for today’s knowledge-based economy.

 

  • Workforce Strategy Center
  • November 2009
  • With an eye toward informing the larger workforce development field, WSC examines the Year Up program in this second in a series of studies on how successful programs engage employers in the education and training of young adults.

 

 

  • The National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth and Workforce Strategy Center
  • March 2009
  • This case study report examines the efforts of community colleges to function as intermediaries in meeting the local workforce development needs of employers and promoting career opportunities and job attainment for students, including those with disabilities.

 

 

 

  • Prepared by Workforce Strategy Center
  • December 2008
  • This strategic plan details the Commonwealth of Virginia's blueprint for developing, implementing and sustaining its statewide career pathways system.

 

  • Workforce Strategy Center
  • June 2008
  • This media brief summarizes the need for a national workforce development policy, highlights several successful efforts to align education, workforce development and economic development systems, and outlines the proposals of the presidential candidates to date as they relate to workforce development.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Davis Jenkins and Christopher Spence
  • October 2006
  • The second report in the 2006 Pathways to Competitiveness series, this report provides step-by-step instructions for building career pathways on the regional level and discusses how state-level officials can support regional efforts.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Workforce Strategy Center
  • December 2005
  • This case study documents the activities of the Greater Capital Region Career Pathways Initiative, a partnership to develop regional, demand driven career pathways for the biotechnology sector in and around Albany, NY.

 

  • David Gruber
  • March 2005
  • This report describes a key feature of career pathways – partnerships among community colleges and community-based organizations – and illustrates some of the most promising examples of those partnerships through five case studies from throughout the country.

 

 

  • Davis Jenkins, PhD
  • May 2004
  • This guide lays out important questions to answer when planning bridge programs for adults who do not have the basic skills needed to enter directly into postsecondary training.

 

  • Center for an Urban Future and Workforce Strategy Center
  • April 2004
  • This 2004 report, created in partnership with the Center for an Urban Future, offers a comprehensive review of CUNY's current workforce efforts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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