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 $13 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.

 

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