Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears

Jobs requiring some post secondary education are expected to grow faster than average during the next decade. But, too many workers lack the skills and credentials essential for these twenty-first century jobs.

 
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Addressing The Skills Gap

The Joyce Foundation supports the development of policies that both improve the quality of life for people in the Great Lakes region and serve as models for the rest of the country. That's why the Joyce Foundation developed and invested more than $8 million in the Shifting Gears initiative to address a growing gap between the skills demanded by employers and the skills possessed by workers in the area. Cross-agency teams from six Midwest states accepted our challenge: Develop and make changes throughout these systems to help low-skilled adults obtain in-demand skills and post-secondary credentials.

 

Latest News From The Joyce Foundation

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Policy recommendations for teacher professional development

6/25/2015 12:53:00 PM

The Chicago chapter of Educators 4 Excellence (E4E) released its first policy memo on how to better align professional development to teacher needs.

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Noble Network of Charter Schools wins the 2015 Broad Prize

6/22/2015 4:15:00 PM

Joyce congratulates the Chicago-based Noble Network of Charter Schools for winning the 2015 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools.

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A statement by Ellen Alberding, President of the Joyce Foundation, on the tragedy in Charleston

Our deep condolences go out to the victims of the families affected by the horrible tragedy in Charleston. All of us here at the Joyce Foundation stand...

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Joyce Commends Michigan, Ohio, and Ontario for Historic Agreement to Protect Lake Erie

6/15/2015 4:22:00 PM

The agreement commits to reduce the flow of nutrient pollution into the Western Lake Erie Basin by 40 percent.

 

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