Time for the U.S. to Reskill?: What the Survey of Adult Skills Says

This report explores the results from OECD's international Survey of Adult Skills and focuses primarily on performance in the United States. The Survey of Adult Skills is an international survey that measures the basic skills, such as numeracy and literacy, of adults and compares the results to social and economic outcomes. According to the survey results, more adults have low literacy and numeracy skills in the U.S. compared to adults in other countries. This report provides recommendations for how the U.S. can take action to improve the basic skills of adults.

The Jobs to Careers Milestone Tool: Planning a Work-Based Learning Project

This tool was developed to assist in the planning and documentation of activities and milestones in work-based learning projects. This tool can be used as a project management tool for those aiming to educate employers through a work-based learning project. This tool guides the user through several steps of the implementation process: questions to consider with the planning team, creating brief descriptions of present and desired capacities, determining action steps, and stating desired outcomes.

Jobs to Careers Toolkit: A Step-By-Step Guide to Work-Based Learning

This toolkit provides a guide for creating and implementing work-based learning projects aimed at formalizing and rewarding learning that takes place in the workplace. Through work-based learning projects, students can earn academic credit or industry credentials once they master a set of competencies. The tools and resources included in the toolkit are focused on four stages of implementing the projects: planning, designing, doing, and sustaining. 

Innovations in Welfare Policy: Building Successful Pathways: A Sector-Based, Career Advancement Model

This tool is intended for states attempting to connect high-barrier-to-employment populations to career pathway opportunities. The Career Advancement Model provides guiding considerations to help states determine best practice and policy research with respect to welfare reform. The Model recommends a series of skill- and opportunity-enhancing provisions for individuals to be able to transition from welfare dependency to higher levels of education and family-wage careers. 

A Guide for Using Labor Market Data to Improve Student Success

This guide details how colleges can access and effectively use labor market data to maximize employment for their graduates. The guide inventories available data sources, describes how postsecondary institutions can best apply labor market data, and recommends what colleges can do to improve labor market data use and access. The examples provided come from community colleges, but are also relevant to four-year colleges and their graduates.

Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020

This report provides an overview of the job market and a projection of the jobs expected to be available through 2020 as well as the educational demands for those jobs. Key kindings include: 1) following the recession, jobs will be restored at a slow and steady pace, with healthcare and STEM being two of the fastest growing industries; 2) the highest job growth has been for those who have attained a bachelor's degree or higher; 3) by 2020, 65% of all jobs will require postsecondary education and training.


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