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Workforce Innovation FundPosted On: 8/28/2013
The Metro-Atlanta LWIA Project to Aid the Long-Term Unemployed aims to decrease the discrimination that the long-term unemployed often face by employers that prefer to hire employed or recently employed workers. Five Atlanta-area WIA programs have partnered with Manpower in this effort.
Workforce Innovation FundPosted On: 8/6/2013
In 2012, the Border Workforce Alliance, a consortium of the five workforce boards located along the Texas/Mexico border, was awarded a Workforce Innovation Grant by the U.S. Department of Labor. The purpose of the initiative is to align and strengthen workforce system components to accelerate credential attainment and career entry by lower-skilled adults by:
Workforce Innovation FundPosted On: 8/2/2013
With dwindling resources and an increasing demand for services, the team at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) knew their public workforce system's traditional service delivery model had to change. And, by strategically using the latest available technology, that change could actually streamline and expand access to employment and training services across the state of Ohio.
Workforce Innovation FundPosted On: 7/30/2013
Apprenticeships have a long and successful history in providing training and career advancement opportunities for workers in the manufacturing sector. The model supports employers by including customized training that matches company needs while it allows employees to earn a salary while learning on-the-job. This traditional model, however, was designed for a type of manufacturing firm that is no longer universal. Apprenticeship programs must now evolve to meet the needs of new manufacturers.
Workforce Innovation FundPosted On: 4/26/2013
The Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) is supporting the establishment of Career Pathways models in states and local communities across the country. In fact, 16 of the 26 funded WIF grants plan to build pathways to employment as part of their grant. So what are Career Pathways, and why the focus on building them?
Workforce Innovation FundPosted On: 3/4/2013
On January 17, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Collaborative Forum highlighted two Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) Grantees as examples of collaborative, evidence-based change: the City of Los Angeles (LA), and the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.
Workforce Innovation FundPosted On: 3/1/2013
What is Pay for Success? The Pay for Success (PFS) model is a new way of financing social services to help governments target limited dollars to achieve a positive, measurable outcome. Under the Pay for Success model, a government agency commits funds to pay for a specific outcome that is achieved within a given timeframe. The financial capital to cover the operating costs of achieving the outcome is provided by independent investors.
Workforce Innovation FundPosted On: 2/11/2013
The Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) funded by the Department of Labor is part of a broader Federal effort to bring evidence-based improvements to the current delivery systems and to contribute to the knowledge base for that evidence through rigorous evaluation.
Workforce Innovation FundPosted On: 4/13/2012
Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Initiative Releases Roadmap to Success Plan and Launches New Web Site
Workforce Innovation FundPosted On: 4/12/2012
As support for the expansion of career pathways systems continues to gain momentum among key Federal agencies and stakeholders (see joint letter), several states are emerging as innovative leaders in this policy area. Arkansas, Washington, Kentucky, Kansas, and Maryland have each created ground-breaking career pathways initiatives, forming long-term strategies to connect low-skilled workers to education and training options that provide marketable credentials and result in good jobs.