Workforce Development

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Rural Work Force Development: Issues and Strategies for Rural Leaders

Document provides an overview of issues related to work force development and examples of promising strategies for dealing with these issues.

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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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Raising the Floor: The Effects of the Minimum Wage on Low-Wage Workers

Paper aims to examine the real value of minimum wage declines and its impact on the American workforce, particularly paying attention to rural workers.

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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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Skill Assessment, Job Placement, and Training: What Can Be Learned from the Temporary Help/Staffing Industry?

Final report of project entitled the "Rural Economic and Community Development State Policy Academy."

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Skill Assessment, Job Placement, and Training: What Can Be Learned from the Temporary Help/Staffing Industry? (Executive Summary)

Document is an executive summary of forthcoming report that examines the presence of the temporary help firm in the labor market.

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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.