Improving the quality of life in the Great Lakes region and across the country.

Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears

An initiative to bolster efforts in six Midwest states to help working-age adults who need to expand their skills.

 
Skills For Chicagoland's Future

Skills For Chicagoland's Future

New City Of Chicago And Cook County Program To Put Chicagoans Back To Work

 
Employment Program

Employment Program

Creating Economic Opportunity

 
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Industry Workforce Partnerships

Industry Workforce Partnerships

Goal: Ensure that occupational education and training for underprepared adults is valuable in the labor market, and expand access to it.

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

  • Add to understanding of what makes for an effective industry workforce partnership through targeted research efforts;
  • Create a national research and communications platform for industries to more regularly and clearly articulate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and credentials needed for jobs by and across industries;
  • Build evidence that firms profit from policies that promote skill development along low-skill employees; and
  • Increase the number of apprenticeships and apprenticeship-like opportunities in the Great Lakes region.

Latest News From The Employment Program

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3/31/2015 10:43:00 AM

Research Shows Technology Has the Potential to Reshape Adult Education

Landmark national survey of adult educators shows tremendous opportunity for instructional technology to dramatically improve and expand adult basic education...

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3/10/2015 5:35:00 PM

Joyce Foundation Talks Tech in Texas

At SXSWedu, Joyce is working to advance the conversation on how new learning technology can better prepare American workers.​

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3/4/2015 1:47:00 PM

Making K-12 'Innovation' Live Up to Its Hype

EducationWeek features a piece by program officer Matthew Muench on science-based innovation in education.

 
 

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