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Addressing the Employment ChallengeAddressing the Employment Challenge
THE USE OF POSTSECONDARY NONCREDIT TRAINING IN SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

The United States finds itself in the midst of a unique labor market problem: Job openings vastly outnumber unemployed workers. Many experts and industry leaders have attributed this problem to the mismatch between the skills that workers possess and the competencies employers need. With the skills gap presenting a modern economic problem, what should be the appropriate response to upskill workers and close the gap?

As one solution, this report proposes increasing community colleges’ role in upskilling workers through noncredit skills training programs. Whereas
credit-bearing programs measure progress based on time spent in class or on a subject, noncredit skills training is based on the time required to gain and demonstrate the occupational competencies needed in labor markets. This kind of training is comparatively quick and occupationally focused—an important
benefit in the current labor market. [READ MORE]

EXPERIENCED.

WorkED Principal, Mason Bishop, has over 20 years of experience in workforce development and higher education. Mr. Bishop is one of the few people who has experience at both the national and local levels, in both workforce development and higher education, having served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training at the U.S. Department of Labor and as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Salt Lake Community College.

KNOWLEDGEABLE.

Our expertise includes an in-depth knowledge and understanding of federal policies, practices, and programs such as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Trade Adjustment Assistance, Higher Education Act, TANF, Perkins, and others. WorkED is at the forefront of recent efforts to provide more flexible Apprenticeship options for employers, industry associations, community colleges, and workforce development boards.

COMMITTED.

Whether you need help managing a project, developing a project, or evaluating the impact of a project, WorkED Consulting is thoroughly invested in your success. We go above and beyond what is expected, and have delivered results with organizations that improve employment opportunities for people and workforce skills needed by employers.

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Workforce and Post-secondary Education Reform

Service Delivery Improvement

Program Evaluation

Grant Development and Writing

Technical Assistance

Project Management

 

Needs Assessment and Feasibility Analysis

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