Industry Training Partnerships
Employment Program Strategy: Industry Training Partnerships
Goal: Ensure that occupational education and training for underprepared adults is valuable in the labor market.
Theory of Change: Increasing business investment and participation in occupational education and training programs will improve the relevance and quality of those programs, increasing the return to students and firms.
The Joyce Approach
Promote Industry-Supported Credentials
Support partnerships between industry associations and educational organizations to create certifications, promote them within the industry, and build them into community college and community-based organization programs.
Foster Employer Development of Low-Skill Employees
Fund research demonstrating a return on firm policies promoting employee education and skill development, support federal and state policy advocacy around enabling and incentivizing such policies, and support employer outreach to increase implementation of such policies.
Align Economic and Workforce Development
Support municipal agencies, civic organizations and businesses to create new processes or bodies to enable sustained collaboration between the economic development and workforce communities.
Make Workforce Programs Demand-Driven
Fund national, state, and local advocates to ensure that workforce policy enables and incentivizes the use of industry training partnerships and sector strategies.
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