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Communities and workforce development, Edwin Meléndez, editor

Label
Communities and workforce development
Title
Communities and workforce development
Statement of responsibility
Edwin Meléndez, editor
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
331.25/92/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5715.2
LC item number
.C613 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Meléndez, Edwin
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  • Occupational training
  • Employees
  • Welfare recipients
  • Public welfare
Summary expansion
The emergence of more dynamic LMIs is partly a response to the growing demand for workers, which was fueled by the economic expansion of the 1990s, but it has also been greatly shaped by at least two major policy shocks in the latter half of the decade: welfare reform and the revamping of federal employment training programs under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. The combined impact of these forces induced many organizations to become more active in workforce development, and many others transformed their operations and adapted to the new, more competitive and uncertain environment. The evidence discussed in detail in this volume suggests several important trends. For one, traditional service providers have had to adapt to a shift in focus from vocational training, often based on classroom pedagogy, to job readiness training that follows a "work first" philosophy. Other important developments include greater experimentation with program design, greater specialization among service providers, greater employer participation in workforce development programs, and greater collaboration among various institutions and service providers
Label
Communities and workforce development, Edwin Meléndez, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Communities and workforce development in the era of devolution / Edwin Meléndez -- Competing for contracts : nonprofit survival in an age of privatization / M. Bryna Sanger -- CBOs and the one-stop career center system / Ramón Borges-Méndez and Edwin Meléndez -- Union-sponsored workforce development initiatives / Beverly Takahashi and Edwin Meléndez -- Addressing the employment challenge for the formerly homeless : supportive housing in New York City / Alex Schwartz, Edwin Meléndez, and Sarah Gallagher -- Workforce development in the information technology age / Michael A. Stoll -- Community technology centers : training disadvantaged workers for information technology jobs / Lisa Servon -- Beyond the first job : career ladder initiatives in information technology industries / Laura Wolf-Powers -- Community colleges, welfare reform, and workforce development / Edwin Meléndez ... [et al.] -- Innovators under duress : community colleges in New York's workfare setting / Lynn McCormick -- Community colleges as workforce intermediaries : building career ladders for low-wage workers / Joan Fitzgerald -- Interorgannational networks among community-based organizations / Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán -- Corporate-community workforce development collaborations / Stacey A. Sutton
Control code
56924860
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 499 pages
Isbn
9780880993173
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004025118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Communities and workforce development, Edwin Meléndez, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Communities and workforce development in the era of devolution / Edwin Meléndez -- Competing for contracts : nonprofit survival in an age of privatization / M. Bryna Sanger -- CBOs and the one-stop career center system / Ramón Borges-Méndez and Edwin Meléndez -- Union-sponsored workforce development initiatives / Beverly Takahashi and Edwin Meléndez -- Addressing the employment challenge for the formerly homeless : supportive housing in New York City / Alex Schwartz, Edwin Meléndez, and Sarah Gallagher -- Workforce development in the information technology age / Michael A. Stoll -- Community technology centers : training disadvantaged workers for information technology jobs / Lisa Servon -- Beyond the first job : career ladder initiatives in information technology industries / Laura Wolf-Powers -- Community colleges, welfare reform, and workforce development / Edwin Meléndez ... [et al.] -- Innovators under duress : community colleges in New York's workfare setting / Lynn McCormick -- Community colleges as workforce intermediaries : building career ladders for low-wage workers / Joan Fitzgerald -- Interorgannational networks among community-based organizations / Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán -- Corporate-community workforce development collaborations / Stacey A. Sutton
Control code
56924860
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 499 pages
Isbn
9780880993173
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004025118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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