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The Policy to Performance Toolkit is Now Available!

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12/07/12 01:54PM

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NEW! "Strategies to Increase Credential Rates in Workforce Programs" Webinar to be held Dec. 7

The Employment and Training Administration's Office of Workforce Investment will host a webinar to help workforce programs learn new strategies to increase credential rates. The webinar will feature the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) discussing Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). CAEL will provide an overview of how awarding academic credit for a person's work experiences, military service, or community volunteerism might be possible. Examples of state workforce systems in which PLA is already underway, including Indiana, will be highlighted.

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12/06/11 04:46PM

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Minnesota FastTRAC: A Proposal to the Joyce Foundation for Shifting Gears Implementation Grant Funding

This report discusses the steps necessary to implement the Shifting Gears Program in Minnesota.

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04/12/11 09:37AM

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Creating Opportunities: Connecting Adult Learners with Economic Success

Ohio's 10-year plan to increase adult learners with educational programs to increase potential for economic success in the workforce.

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04/11/11 03:59PM

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Assessing and Improving Student Outcomes: What We Are Learning at Miami Dade College

This case study reports the progress of Miami Dade College in implementing Achieving the Dream. Mimi Dade shares many of the same challenges as other community colleges including larger numbers of students unprepared for college.

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04/11/11 03:23PM

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Ground-Breaking Skills Certifiation System Will Help New and Transitioning Workers Prepare for Good Jobs

This article provides an overview of the new Manufacturing Skills Certification System endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Institute.

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03/14/11 02:27PM

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The Goals, Use and Potential Impact of Occupational Skill Standards in Illinois

The goal of this report is to help state leaders understand what happened to implement skill standards in the past to identify viable options for the future.

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03/14/11 02:25PM

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Evaluating Credentialing Systems: Implications for Career-Technical Educators

This report discusses the challenges facing educators as they implement occupational credentialing systems.

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03/14/11 02:22PM

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Approaches to Industry Alignment

This brief describes three approaches to industry alignment and the questions that need to be addressed around each. Programs can use this brief to: 1) Determine ways to improve their industry alignment approach; 2) Plan a new industry alignment approach; and 3)Compare industry alignment approaches to determine which one best fits their needs, resources,and constraints.

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03/14/11 02:18PM

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Standard for Assessment-Based Certifiate Programs

This report provides information on the the standards for assessing quality credentialing systems

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03/14/11 02:15PM

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Help Wanted…Credentials Required: Community Colleges in the Knowledge Economy

This report examines the expanding role of community colleges, the emerging credentialing system, and the changes in the economy that have increased the value of credentials.

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03/14/11 02:13PM

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The Value of Certification: A Research Journey

This article presents study finding regarding the perceived value of and barriers to obtaining certification.

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03/14/11 02:11PM

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A Parallel Postsecondary Universe: The Certification System in Information Technology

This report describes the new system of credentialing from corporate vendors and industry/professional associations that has arisen in the information technology and telecommunications industries over the past decade.

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03/14/11 02:09PM

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Measuring Skills for the 21st Century

This report is a product of Education Sector’s Next Generation of Accountability initiative. The initiative seeks to strengthen public education by examining key elements of accountability, for instance, who should be responsible for student success and how they should be held responsible.

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03/14/11 02:07PM

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Making New Links 12th Grade and Beyond: Technical Panel on 12th Grade Preparedness Research

This report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) discusses the preparedness of 12th graders including issues in college and workplace preparedness, as well as strategies for addressing these issues.

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03/14/11 02:06PM

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A Closer Look at Programs of Study

This article discusses the implications of career pathways for programs of study and what they must contain.

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03/14/11 02:02PM

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Career Certificates: High Quality and Cutting Edge?

This article discusses the new demand for certificates and its relationship with distance learning.

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03/14/11 02:01PM

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Certificates and Certifications: Credential Clarification Is Critical

This article presents presents different credentials that have been implemented and approved by the American National Standards Institute.

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03/14/11 02:00PM

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Preparing the Workforce for a “Green Jobs” Economy

This research brief provides an overview of the emerging green jobs market, what types of jobs will be created, and credentialing that is currently being offered for these jobs.

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03/14/11 01:58PM

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