Cross-Cuting Data and Policy
Cross-Cutting Data and Policy
Goal: Public policy at all levels of government will provide support for the expansion of best practices in workforce development at scale and will thereby lead to the overall desired outcomes of improving employment outcomes for underprepared adults in the Great Lakes region.
Theory of Change: Improve the collection and analysis of workforce data to drive programmatic and investment decisions; support advocacy to reform federal and state employment and adult education policy; and partner with key stakeholders to drive metro-level systemic change that cuts across the program’s priority areas.
The Joyce Approach
Improve collection and use of workforce and education data to improve program and investment decisions by state policy makers, community college leaders, and other stakeholders;
Ensure more effective federal and state advocacy campaigns based on improved use of data; and
Support federal and state level policy reform and implementation to ensure demand-driven strategies and career pathways guide workforce development programs and systems.
Latest News From The Employment Program
In April, 50 grants totaling $10.2 million were approved by the Joyce Foundation Board of Directors to further address pressing economic and social challenges.
3/28/2016 3:53:00 PM
$3 million grant to four Great Lakes community areas: Chicago’s northwest suburbs; Central Ohio; Madison, Wisconsin; and Rockford, Illinois
3/8/2016 11:15:00 AM
Employment Program Officer, Matthew Muench writes about the results of a new report about the role of personal success skills in the 21st century workforce.