Reports tagged workforce development
At a time when the labor market demands more educated workers, 5.8 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 currently are neither working nor in school, says this report from Measure of America. The report calls for additional pathways to postsecondary certificates and associate degree programs for individuals who choose alternative routes to postsecondary training. More »
Too many young people are getting lost along the way from education to employment, says this report from McKinsey & Company. Based on surveys with 8,000 young adults, employers, and education providers in nine countries, this report examines the components, interventions and programs behind successful education-to-employment systems and what can be done to bring these efforts to scale. More »
This report from the Florida College Access Network highlights the importance of high-quality postsecondary certificates and makes the case on why they should be included as part of Florida’s goals for increasing degree attainment. More »
Individuals make a variety of choices over the course of their careers that impact their earning potential. These choices include how far to go in school, what to study in school, and what job to take. This brief explores the relationship between how far one goes in school (educational attainment) and how much money one might make over the course of a career (work-life earnings). It goes into further detail for people whose highest degree is a bachelor’s by investigating how college major (field of degree) and occupation impact these work-life earnings. More »
While a bachelor’s degree remains the best way to earn middle-class wages, nearly 30 million jobs paying an average of $42,000 also are available for workers without four-year degrees, says this report from the Center on Education and Workforce. It examines the five pathways leading to these jobs, along with recommendations to strengthen the nation’s career- and technical-education system. More »
A collection of 12 essays by business leaders and education innovators compiled by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Arne Duncan, Margaret Spellings and Jamie Merisotis are among the contributors.
Increasing educational attainment is making inroads in the South, but many parts of the region continue to lag behind the nation in creating high-paying jobs and producing workers with the skills to fill them, says this study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. A Decade Behind offers a state-by-state analysis of employment and education profiles to help guide the South out of the low-skill/low-wage equilibrium. More »