CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/topics/state-workplace-and-adult-education-policy/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 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/topics/state-workplace-and-adult-education-policy/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/topics/state-workplace-and-adult-education-policy/highlights/new-opportunities-to-improve-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults Overcoming Obstacles,Optimizing Opportunities: State Policies to Increase Postsecondary Attainment for Low-Skilled Adults http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/topics/state-workplace-and-adult-education-policy/highlights/overcoming-obstaclesoptimizing-opportunities-state-policies-to-increase-postsecondary-attainment-for-low-skilled-adults Wed, 12 Mar 2008 03:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/topics/state-workplace-and-adult-education-policy/highlights/overcoming-obstaclesoptimizing-opportunities-state-policies-to-increase-postsecondary-attainment-for-low-skilled-adults This paper, by Amy-Ellen Duke and Julie Strawn, provides an overview of state policies that can be most successful in helping lower-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers. The paper introduces a series of state policy reports developed as part of Breaking Through, a national project that is helping community colleges identify and develop institutional strategies that can enable low-skilled adult students to enter into and succeed in occupational and technical degree programs at community colleges.

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Strengthening State Adult Education Policies for Low-Skilled Workers http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/topics/state-workplace-and-adult-education-policy/highlights/strengthening-state-adult-education-policies-for-low-skilled-workers Thu, 20 Dec 2007 03:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/topics/state-workplace-and-adult-education-policy/highlights/strengthening-state-adult-education-policies-for-low-skilled-workers At a time when employers increasingly need better educated and skilled workers to succeed, too few states have taken significant actions to improve adult education and literacy. This brief, prepared for the Working Poor Families Project, provides an overview of state adult education policies and programs and recommends ways they can be strengthened to provide better job advancement opportunities for lower-skilled adults and older youth.

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Working Together: Aligning State Systems and Policies for Individual and Regional Prosperity http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/topics/state-workplace-and-adult-education-policy/highlights/working-together-aligning-state-systems-and-policies-for-individual-and-regional-prosperity Wed, 21 Feb 2007 03:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/topics/state-workplace-and-adult-education-policy/highlights/working-together-aligning-state-systems-and-policies-for-individual-and-regional-prosperity Julie Strawn of CLASP coauthored this new report, from the Workforce Strategy Center, which asserts that the current systems are not working effectively to produce the kinds of knowledge workers need for our new economy. The paper examines state policy and system improvements that would enhance the ability of workers to gain skills to advance to better jobs and the ability of employers to find skilled workers. These improvements include increasing access to postsecondary education and training; enabling current students to succeed and complete marketable credentials; increasing transitions between literacy, language, and postsecondary education and training programs; incorporating employer demand and state economic priorities in educational planning; expanding the capacity of postsecondary institutions; and measuring program results.

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Wising Up: How Government Can Partner With Business to Increase Skills and Advance Low-Wage Workers http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/topics/state-workplace-and-adult-education-policy/highlights/wising-up-how-government-can-partner-with-business-to-increase-skills-and-advance-low-wage-workers Thu, 06 Apr 2006 03:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/topics/state-workplace-and-adult-education-policy/highlights/wising-up-how-government-can-partner-with-business-to-increase-skills-and-advance-low-wage-workers Helping low-wage workers upgrade their skills is a critical part of public policies to advance workers and to attract and retain "good" jobs—those that pay enough to support a family and offer health care, sick leave, and other important benefits. One promising approach has states and local governments partnering with business and industry to train workers and encourage the creation and retention of good jobs. This report examines five such training partnerships underway in four states, and offers innovative practices, challenges, and lessons learned for states and localities.

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Policies to Promote Adult Education and Postsecondary Alignment http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/topics/state-workplace-and-adult-education-policy/highlights/policies-to-promote-adult-education-and-postsecondary-alignment Thu, 18 Oct 2007 01:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/topics/state-workplace-and-adult-education-policy/highlights/policies-to-promote-adult-education-and-postsecondary-alignment