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Working Together: Aligning State Systems and Policies for Individual and Regional Prosperity

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Publication Date: February 2007

Author(s): Christopher Mazzeo; Brandon Roberts; Christopher Spence; Julie Strawn

Topic: Education (Adult, technical, and vocational education)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


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.