Investing in People Project

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The Investing In People Project Curriculum

Purpose of curriculum is: (1) to outline the Investing in People (IIP) projects for states and other parties interested in replicating it; and (2) to describe the resources, products and rationale that were used with the five states involved in the project.

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Working Together for a Competitive Workforce: A Handbook for State Policy Teams

Purpose of this handbook is to describe the methodology of the Investing in People Project; describe what happened to the state teams during the project; summarize what the teams achieved; and distill lessons from other states that may wish to consider undertaking such a project.

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School-to-Work: A Guide for State Policymakers

Paper focus on state-level system-building strategies related to school-to-work systems that connect traditional educational experiences to work-place learning.

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Selecting the States: The Proposal Submission and Review Process

Document provides a comprehensive list of Request for Proposals (RFP) of state legislative leaders applying for an Investing in People Project (IIP) designed to formulate, refine, and implement integrated systems for workforce preparation and economic development.

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Adult workers: Retraining the American Workforce

Paper focuses on the need for states to develop enhanced high-skilled job training in lieu of increasing global competition for low-wage labor.

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Post Institute II: State Activities

Document provides summary of state activities following involvement in the Investing in People (IIP) policy development project.

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Post Institute I: State Activities

Document provides summary of state activities following involvement in the Investing in People (IIP) policy development workshop.

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Policy Institute 1: Snowbird, Utah

Document contains conference agenda for Investing in People: Workforce Policy Institute I hosted in Snowbird, Utah.

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Workforce Development: Building Statewide Systems

Paper examines changing labor markets, declining living standards, and the need for modernization of job training programs within workforce development policy.

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Investing in People: Reinventing Education

Paper provides overview of issues facing education in the context of an increasingly globalized economy.

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Post Institute II: Key West, Florida

Document provides agenda and speaker information for the Investing in People (IIP) Workforce Policy Institute II Conference held in Key West, Florida.