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 Senate Appropriations Bill Reduces Funding for Education and Training Programs Critical for Low-Income Students http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/senate-appropriations-bill-reduces-funding-for-education-and-training-programs-critical-for-low-income-students Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/senate-appropriations-bill-reduces-funding-for-education-and-training-programs-critical-for-low-income-students The Senate majority bill squanders opportunities created by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and inflicts major damage on low-income people’s education and training prospects.

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Minority Credential Attainment: Data Show that Field of Study is Make-or-Break for Minority Credential Earners http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/minority-credential-attainment-data-show-that-field-of-study-is-make-or-break-for-minority-credential-earners Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/minority-credential-attainment-data-show-that-field-of-study-is-make-or-break-for-minority-credential-earners Minorities are less likely than other working-age adults to obtain a postsecondary credential according to the most recent Census data and other data on U.S. credential attainment.

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The Changing Landscape of High School Equivalency in the U.S.: Options, Issues, and Improvement Strategies http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/the-changing-landscape-of-high-school-equivalency-in-the-u-s-options-issues-and-improvement-strategies Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/the-changing-landscape-of-high-school-equivalency-in-the-u-s-options-issues-and-improvement-strategies This report identifies the most significant changes that have occurred in high school equivalency since 2014 and explores challenges and issues that low-income individuals face as a direct result of these HSE changes.

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New Department of Education Guidance Expands Access to Federal Student Aid for Students in Career Pathways http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/new-department-of-education-guidance-expands-access-to-federal-student-aid-for-students-in-career-pathways Wed, 27 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/new-department-of-education-guidance-expands-access-to-federal-student-aid-for-students-in-career-pathways The U.S. Department of Education released important institutional guidance on student eligibility for Pell Grants and other student financial aid.

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Making a Place for Non-Traditional Students in Free, Reduced Price College Programs http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/making-a-place-for-non-traditional-students-in-free-reduced-price-college-programs Thu, 21 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/making-a-place-for-non-traditional-students-in-free-reduced-price-college-programs CLASP supports President Obama’s America’s College Promise plan, which would provide two years of tuition- and fee-free community college nationwide. In this brief, we highlight the few innovative programs that are more accessible for non-traditional students.

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“Priority of Service” Provision in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Targeting Funding to Serve More High-Need Adults http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/priority-of-service-provision-in-the-workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-targeting-funding-to-serve-more-high-need-adults Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/priority-of-service-provision-in-the-workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-targeting-funding-to-serve-more-high-need-adults This paper discusses the priority of service provision in the WIOA statute, briefly analyzes the recently released draft regulations, and makes six policy recommendations.

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Promoting Economic and Career Success for Low-Income Youth and Adults: A Preview of the Proposed WIOA Regulations http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/promoting-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults-a-preview-of-the-proposed-wioa-regulations Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:28:51 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/promoting-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults-a-preview-of-the-proposed-wioa-regulations Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Draft Regulations Released http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa-draft-regulations-released Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa-draft-regulations-released Draft regulations to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) were posted to the Federal Register website.

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Studies Confirm Favorable Long-term Impacts for Adult Basic Education Program Participants http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/studies-confirms-favorable-long-term-impacts-for-adult-basic-education-program-participants Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/studies-confirms-favorable-long-term-impacts-for-adult-basic-education-program-participants Five research briefs using Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning data to examine the long-term impacts of participation in adult basic education programs.

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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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