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Talent-Driven Economic Development

A new vision and agenda for regional and state economies

Oct. 14, 2019
Economies grow when they develop and deploy their people in ways that maximize their productive potential. Second, private sector hiring and training norms have shifted in ways that undermine inclusive talent development and deployment.
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Student Debt Forgiveness Calculator: Reengagement Revenue Info

Making the Business Case for Student Success

April 29, 2019
This calculator tool equips you with cost/revenue information needed to help make the case for using debt forgiveness as a strategy at your institution to re-enroll adult learners who stopped out. Although this tool relies on best-case-scenario assumptions regarding re-enrollment and sustained progress, the calculations can be used to set a baseline and begin the…
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Connecting Apprenticeships to the Young People Who Need Them Most

The Role of Community-Based Organizations

March 4, 2019
Apprenticeship programs that combine paid work and related academic instruction, as well as pre-apprenticeships that prepare and connect individuals to those training programs, afford exactly the opportunities needed to support sustainable employment, particularly for low-income young people.
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Focus Magazine, Winter 2018: Dream teams

Local collaboration key as cities work to realize a talent-building vision

Nov. 15, 2018
The cities and towns boosting attainment among their residents are places that we at Lumina Foundation call Talent Hubs. This issue of Focus magazine takes an up-close look at 3 exemplary hubs that demonstrate strong local partnerships and an unwavering commitment to achieving racial and economic justice: Detroit, Elkhart County, Ind., and Mobile, Ala.
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Better Training and Better Jobs

A New Partnership for Sectoral Training

Feb. 22, 2018
A report from the Center for American Progress proposes “recalibrating” the country’s workforce development system to ensure that training improves worker productivity and leads to high-quality jobs. The report recommends giving workers more influence in training investment decisions that happen at the local level, as well as expanding public and private sector investments in high-quality…
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Opening Doors, Changing Futures
Feb. 6, 2018
A new report from the Appalachian Higher Education Network offers insight into how states with changing campus demographics and steadily low rates of poverty and educational attainment can reverse those trends through closer partnerships between private companies, colleges, and universities. ​
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Labor 2030: The Collision of Demographics, Automation, and Inequality

The business environment of the 2020s will be more volatile and economic swings more extreme.

Feb. 1, 2018
Demographics, automation, and inequality have the potential to dramatically reshape the world in the 2020s and beyond. A report from Bain & Company details the impact of these changes and how aging populations, the adoption of new automation technologies, and rising inequality will likely combine to give rise to new business risks and opportunities.
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