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 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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From Adult Education to College: Success Factors, Challenges, and Tools http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/from-adult-education-to-college-success-factors-challenges-and-tools Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:44:13 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/from-adult-education-to-college-success-factors-challenges-and-tools MDRC's report, Beyond the GED, provides a snapshot of innovative adult education programs and the challenges involved in helping high school dropouts acquire a GED and gain postsecondary credentials.

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Nearly One in Five Americans Has Low Basic Skills, but Solutions Exist to Strengthen America's Workforce http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/nearly-one-in-five-americans-has-low-basic-skills-but-solutions-exist-to-strengthen-americas-workforce Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/nearly-one-in-five-americans-has-low-basic-skills-but-solutions-exist-to-strengthen-americas-workforce From PIAAC to Policy Solutions: Promoting Postsecondary and Economic Success for Low-Skilled Workers http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/from-piaac-to-policy-solutions-promoting-postsecondary-and-economic-success-for-low-skilled-workers Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/from-piaac-to-policy-solutions-promoting-postsecondary-and-economic-success-for-low-skilled-workers Shutdown, Sequester Hit Workforce Programs http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/shutdown-sequester-hit-workforce-programs Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/shutdown-sequester-hit-workforce-programs CLASP and Greater Twin Cities United Way to host forum on Career Pathways http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/clasp-and-greater-twin-cities-united-way-to-host-forum-on-career-pathways Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/clasp-and-greater-twin-cities-united-way-to-host-forum-on-career-pathways U.S. Workers Lagging Behind on Basic Skills http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/u-s-workers-lagging-behind-on-basic-skills Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/u-s-workers-lagging-behind-on-basic-skills 90 Days Left! CLASP Welcomes Your Feedback on the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Beta Framework http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/90-days-left-clasp-welcomes-your-feedback-on-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-beta-framework Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/90-days-left-clasp-welcomes-your-feedback-on-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-beta-framework Building the Middle Class with Better Skills and Wages: Who Would be Helped by Stronger Pathways? http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/building-the-middle-class-with-better-skills-and-wages-who-would-be-helped-by-stronger-pathways Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/building-the-middle-class-with-better-skills-and-wages-who-would-be-helped-by-stronger-pathways "Beta" Framework Details Criteria, Indicators, and Shared Metrics for High-Quality Career Pathway Systems http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/beta-framework-details-criteria-indicators-and-shared-metrics-for-high-quality-career-pathway-systems Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/beta-framework-details-criteria-indicators-and-shared-metrics-for-high-quality-career-pathway-systems President's Budget Calls for Pathways Back to Work Fund http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/presidents-budget-calls-for-pathways-back-to-work-fund Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/presidents-budget-calls-for-pathways-back-to-work-fund New York's Move to Abandon the GED\xc2\xae is a Game Changer http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/new-yorks-move-to-abandon-the-gedxc2xae-is-a-game-changer Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/new-yorks-move-to-abandon-the-gedxc2xae-is-a-game-changer House Workforce Bill Moves Forward Amid Rising Tensions http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/house-workforce-bill-moves-forward-amid-rising-tensions Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/house-workforce-bill-moves-forward-amid-rising-tensions Career Pathways Take the Next Step toward Quality and Scale http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/career-pathways-take-the-next-step-toward-quality-and-scale Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/career-pathways-take-the-next-step-toward-quality-and-scale CLASP and Ten States Partner in New Alliance to Define Quality Career Pathways http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/clasp-and-ten-states-partner-in-new-alliance-to-define-quality-career-pathways Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/clasp-and-ten-states-partner-in-new-alliance-to-define-quality-career-pathways