CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 Mixed Enrollment Status: Favorable for Non-First-Time Student Degree Completion http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/mixed-enrollment-status-favorable-for-non-first-time-student-degree-completion Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/mixed-enrollment-status-favorable-for-non-first-time-student-degree-completion A new national study on the enrollment and persistence of non-first-time students (NFT) indicates that when non-first-time students mix their enrollment, they are more likely to complete their degree.

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Career Pathways: More Information Still Needed http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/career-pathways-more-information-still-needed Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/career-pathways-more-information-still-needed The U.S. Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Labor (DOL) have released a summary report of last spring’s Career Pathway Request for Information (RFI).

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U.S. Department of Education Responds to OECD Survey with Strategies to Transform Adult Learning http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/u-s-department-of-education-responds-to-oecd-survey-with-strategies-to-transform-adult-learning Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/u-s-department-of-education-responds-to-oecd-survey-with-strategies-to-transform-adult-learning The Department of Education acts on the OECD survey results along with other recent changes in the adult education and workforce landscape in "Making Skills Everyone’s Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States".

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Strong Emphasis on Proven Education and Training Strategies in President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/strong-emphasis-on-proven-education-and-training-strategies-in-president-obamas-fy-2016-budget Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/strong-emphasis-on-proven-education-and-training-strategies-in-president-obamas-fy-2016-budget The president’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposes targeted investments that will benefit individuals with barriers to economic success.

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Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Framework and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-framework-and-the-workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-framework-and-the-workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa Check out a side-by-side analysis of WIOA’s career pathway language and the Alliance definition and how WIOA performance measures stack up with the Alliance career pathway participant metrics.

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Relationship between WIOA Performance Measures and Alliance for Quality Career Pathway Metrics http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/relationship-between-wioa-performance-measures-and-alliance-for-quality-career-pathway-metrics Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/relationship-between-wioa-performance-measures-and-alliance-for-quality-career-pathway-metrics This table provides a side-by-side comparison between the new WIOA common measures and the Alliance for Quality Career Pathway (Alliance) participant metrics.

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Side by Side: Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Framework 1.0 & the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/side-by-side-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-framework-1-0-the-workforce-innovation-and-opportunities-act-wioa Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/side-by-side-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-framework-1-0-the-workforce-innovation-and-opportunities-act-wioa This side-by-side analysis demonstrates the alignment of Shared Vision, Strong Systems: The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Framework Version 1.0—a consensus framework on quality criteria for career pathway systems—with WIOA’s career pathway definition and system-building elements (WIOA Bill Public Law No: 113-128).

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U.S. Lags in Key Skills; New Adult Literacy Resources Available http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/u-s-lags-in-key-skills-new-adult-literacy-resources-available Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/u-s-lags-in-key-skills-new-adult-literacy-resources-available PIAAC creates a website with a variety of U.S. and international materials, including a newly released PIAAC Outreach Toolkit that can be used to build awareness about the study’s results and why they matter for low-skilled adults.

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A Coming of Age Story for Career Pathways http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/a-coming-of-age-story-for-career-pathways Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/a-coming-of-age-story-for-career-pathways WIOA provides a comprehensive definition of a career pathway program and signals the move toward career pathway system building. However, new and existing partnerships may still wonder what exactly is meant by “career pathways.”

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OCTAE Provides a “One-Stop” Shop for Career Pathways Resources http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/octae-provides-a-one-stop-shop-for-career-pathways-resources Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/octae-provides-a-one-stop-shop-for-career-pathways-resources OCTAE in the U.S. Department of Education launched a new initiative earlier this year to provide numerous valuable resources that can benefit practitioners, policymakers, administrators, funders, and others develop career pathways.

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WIOA Creates New Opportunities to Improve Economic and Career Success for Low-Income Youth and Adults http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/new-opportunities-to-improve-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/new-opportunities-to-improve-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults SNAP E&T Pilots http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/snap-et-pilots Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:47:32 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/snap-et-pilots HPOG’s Year Three Annual Report Highlights Success Preparing Low-Income Individuals for Health Professions http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/hpogs-year-three-annual-report-highlights-success-preparing-low-income-individuals-for-health-professions Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/hpogs-year-three-annual-report-highlights-success-preparing-low-income-individuals-for-health-professions HPOG’s recently released Year Three Annual Report highlights the success to date of HPOG career pathway programs in educating and training low-income, lower-skilled adults for health professions.

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Federal Competency-Based Education Experiments Can Help Low-Income Students Obtain Valuable Postsecondary Credentials http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/federal-experiments-offer-new-opportunities-to-increase-postsecondary-credential-attainment-and-improve-affordability-of-postsecondary-education-for-low-income-students Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/federal-experiments-offer-new-opportunities-to-increase-postsecondary-credential-attainment-and-improve-affordability-of-postsecondary-education-for-low-income-students On July 31, the US Department of Education issued an invitation to postsecondary institutions to participate in experiments designed to test three competency-based approaches to improve student outcomes under the federal financial aid.

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CLASP to Present at Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century Conference http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/clasp-to-present-at-transforming-u-s-workforce-development-policies-for-the-21st-century-conference Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/clasp-to-present-at-transforming-u-s-workforce-development-policies-for-the-21st-century-conference Vickie Choitz, CLASP’s senior policy analyst and director of the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways, will speak at a workshop on emerging strategies that are transforming how individuals are educated and trained.

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Congress Revitalizes Job Training and Workforce Development Programs with the Passage of WIOA http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/congress-revitalizes-job-training-and-workforce-development-programs-with-the-passage-of-wioa Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/congress-revitalizes-job-training-and-workforce-development-programs-with-the-passage-of-wioa We applaud Congress for taking this important first step to create a workforce development system that better enables states and communities to meet the needs of low-income workers by improving connections to employment and training opportunities that will lead to economic prosperity for themselves and their families.

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Shared Vision, Strong Systems: The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Framework Version 1.0 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/shared-vision-strong-systems-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-framework-version-1-0 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/shared-vision-strong-systems-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-framework-version-1-0 Defining, Strengthening, and Measuring Quality Career Pathways and Systems: The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Releases Framework http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/defining-strengthening-and-measuring-quality-career-pathways-and-systems-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-releases-framework Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/defining-strengthening-and-measuring-quality-career-pathways-and-systems-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-releases-framework Senate Subcommittee Continues Investments to Keep College Affordable for Low-Income Students http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/senate-subcommittee-continues-investments-to-keep-college-affordable-for-low-income-students Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/senate-subcommittee-continues-investments-to-keep-college-affordable-for-low-income-students Recently, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies marked up a bill would continue funding for financial aid programs that make college possible for low-income and underprepared students.

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CLASP Provides Leadership in Building a Shared Vision and Knowledge Base for Career Pathways http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/clasp-provides-leadership-in-building-a-shared-vision-and-knowledge-base-for-career-pathways Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/clasp-provides-leadership-in-building-a-shared-vision-and-knowledge-base-for-career-pathways CLASP commends the Obama Administration and the departments for their leadership and commitment to career pathways and was pleased to submit a response to the RFI.

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Response to the Federal Request for Information on Adoption of Career Pathways Approaches for the Delivery of Education, Training, Employment, and Human Services http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/response-to-the-federal-request-for-information-on-adoption-of-career-pathways-approaches-for-the-delivery-of-education-training-employment-and-human-services Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/response-to-the-federal-request-for-information-on-adoption-of-career-pathways-approaches-for-the-delivery-of-education-training-employment-and-human-services CLASP commends the Obama Administration and the departments for their leadership and commitment to career pathways and was pleased to submit a response to the RFI.

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Where Community Colleges and Workforce Development Meet http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/where-community-colleges-and-workforce-development-meet Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:26:27 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/where-community-colleges-and-workforce-development-meet Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) a Critical Step Forward for U.S. Workers http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa-a-critical-step-forward-for-u-s-workers Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa-a-critical-step-forward-for-u-s-workers CLASP supports the proposed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)—a bipartisan House-Senate effort to reauthorize the nation’s workforce development and adult education programs. At a time of sustained unemployment in many communities, these programs are designed to help young people and adult workers prepare for work or further education, find jobs, and build the skills employers need. The Workforce Investment Act, which WIOA would replace, was enacted in 1998.

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Your Chance to Weigh In: Federal Agencies Release Request for Information on Career Pathway Systems http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/your-chance-to-weigh-in-federal-agencies-release-request-for-information-on-career-pathway-systems Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/your-chance-to-weigh-in-federal-agencies-release-request-for-information-on-career-pathway-systems The U.S. Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Labor (DOL) have released a request for information (RFI) on career pathway systems to gather information on effective career pathways, practices, and policies; federal policy barriers to implementing and sustaining them; and ways the federal agencies can better support state and local/regional partners adopting this approach.

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President’s Budget Calls for New Investments in Workforce and Basic Skills Services http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/presidents-budget-calls-for-new-investments-in-workforce-and-basic-skills-services Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:36:31 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/presidents-budget-calls-for-new-investments-in-workforce-and-basic-skills-services President Obama’s FY 2015 budget released on Tuesday calls for new investments that prepare workers for jobs in demand and put unemployed people back to work. The proposal comes at a time of weak job growth, with the national unemployment rate still above 6 percent.

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