Growing Regional Opportunity for the Workforce-Expanding the Border for Lower Skilled Adults (GROW)



Principal Investigator:

Heath Prince


Jobs for the Future, US Department of Labor

Project Duration:

September-December 2012 – January 2016


Growing Regional Opportunity for the Workforce: Expanding the Border for Lower Skilled Adults (GROW) is a bold and ambitious “Type B” project to transform the workforce development system in a five-WIB region along the Texas-Mexico border. The Border Workforce Alliance (BWA) – a consortium comprised of the Cameron, Lower Rio, Middle Rio, South Texas and Upper Rio Workforce Investment Boards are partnering with regional employers, one-stop operators, community colleges, training providers, and community-based organizations, and with national workforce intermediary Jobs for the Future, to align and strengthen workforce system components to accelerate credential attainment and career entry by lower-skilled adults and meet the skilled workforce needs of key industry sector employers.

Reports Available:

Growing Regional Opportunity for the Workforce: Project G.R.O.W. Taking Root in the Texas-Mexico Border Areas

Authors: Dan O'Shea, Heath J. Prince, Ashweeta Patnaik, Amna Khan, and Greg Cumpton
Date: August 2014
Publication Type: Interim Process Analysis Report, 147pp


Ray Marshall Center

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