This report presents the results of the Texas Workforce Investment Council’s first system initiative to identify third-party, industry-based certifications that are of value to Texas employers and that can positively affect employment outcomes in middle-skill STEM occupations. The list of certifications contained in this report can be used as a resource to help workforce system partners achieve objectives related to increasing certification outcomes for education and training participants.
This study examines the apprenticeship grant program proposed by the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, a bill to reform and reauthorize the Higher Education Act.
Credential Engine is a 501C3 non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of promoting transparency and credential literacy in the marketplace to reveal the world of credentials and inform the public. This Application Showcase provides an informative look at how cutting-edge systems and tools are using the Credential Registry to solve real-world problems to improve connections, access, and use of credential and competency information.
The workforce is constantly evolving with the up and coming generations. Approximately 75% of the workforce will be millennials by 2025, therefore businesses need to adapt too. These whitepapers contain everything you may need to know to help with these changes
Business Roundtable report describes how more than 50 employers, from Accenture to Zoetis, are helping to develop their workforces through work-based learning, education partnerships, tuition assistance and more.
This report presents a process to identify and classify middle-skill STEM occupations. National attention has largely focused on STEM workers with at least a four-year degree, often overlooking and understudying critical middle-skill STEM occupations. In order to address a key objective in the workforce system strategic plan for Texas, middle-skill occupations identified as STEM by various empirical sources were consolidated to create a comprehensive list of occupations. This report also provides relevant background information, describes classification principles, analyzes selected critical occupations, and details the process for developing a middle-skill STEM occupations list important to the Texas economy.
While some of the rhetoric on this subject is occasionally overblown, it’s clear that we need to find ways to interest more Americans in manufacturing careers and prepare them for the jobs of the future.
The National Skills Coalition’s Skills for Good Jobs Agenda includes eight visionary proposals as well as specific, measurable targets that can be achieved by the conclusion of the next president’s first term (2020).
Publication of the Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships. This brief outlines the value of work-based learning, and recommends important policy changes to support businesses interested in launching or expanding these strategies in their own place of work.
This study by The Perryman Group (TPG) takes a balanced view of the economic costs and benefits of the undocumented workforce for Texas, considering factors such as the likely numbers of undocumented workers and concentration by industry, spillover effects as various supply chains and payrolls are affected, and relative differentials in skill levels and compensation associated with undocumented workers.
Those are “old-fashioned basics” of professional behavior that exemplify so-called “soft skills”—skills that are in greater demand than ever but are missing in the workplace, Bruce Tulgan told attendees at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition.
You probably already know that welders use specialized equipment to join together metal parts. But that’s only part of the story. Take a look at this infographic developed by Tulsa Welding School for a peek inside the world of welding careers.
Overview of Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) programs that can be shared with employers. It explains the benefits of industry credentials, how employers can use them in their hiring and training processes and how CPT and CLT have been used in the state.
A new report by Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC), shares case studies from Mississippi and Alabama, where employers play a significant role in developing and informing state data systems. The brief report includes recommendations to help other states successfully involve business leaders with these systems to improve workforce development.
This report produced by the Texas Workforce Investment Council presents national practices for tracking postsecondary data and information for awards other than two- and four-year degrees. Specifically, it focuses on third-party, industry-based certifications.
Results from ManpowerGroup’s 10th annual Talent Shortage Survey, look at the extent to which employers are having difficulty finding the right talent, which jobs are the most difficult to fill, and subsequently, where job seekers will find the most opportunity.