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State Innovation to Advance Workers and the Economy in the Midwest

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Publication Date: July 2010

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Julie Strawn

Series:

Special Collection: The Joyce Foundation

Topic: Economics (Economic policy, planning, and development)
Education (Adult, technical, and vocational education)

Keywords: low-skilled adults; state initiatives; economic growth

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Launched in 2007, the Shifting Gears Initiative was created to make existing education and skill-development programs for low-skilled adults more effective.

This July 2007 report, State Innovation to Advance Workers and the Economy in the Midwest reaches conclusions about what aid, programs, and support is needed to better facilitate success. Shifting Gears states are broadening the reach to connect the Initiative to a statewide conversation about economic growth and education for underrepresented populations