Workforce Development

Improving Performance Measures for Texas Workforce Development Boards: Phase One: Summary Report

Improving Performance Measures for Texas Workforce Development Boards: Phase One: Summary Report

Researcher(s):Christopher T. King, Robert E. McPherson, Daniel P. O'Shea and Ying Tang
Date:
February 2002
Publication Type:
Full Report (PDF)

 

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998: Restructuring Workforce Development Initiatives in States and Localities

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998: Restructuring Workforce Development Initiatives in States and Localities

Researcher(s): Dan O'Shea and Christopher T. King
Date:
April 2001
Publisher(s):
Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, Albany, NY
Publication Type:
Full Report (PDF)

Abstract: The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), the first significant attempt to retool the nation’s workforce development programs since the early 1980s, represents broad support for a national workforce development system based on informed consumer choice, universal access to employment and training services, more systemic accountability, strong local governance, and active private sector participation. This report discusses key features of WIA and the early implementation experiences and challenges faced by states and localities, based largely on research in Texas, Tennessee, and Washington State.

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Building a Next Generation Workforce Development System

Building a Next Generation Workforce Development System

Researcher(s):Evelyn Ganzglass, Neil Ridley, Martin Simon, Christopher T. King, Betty Jane Narver, and Carl Van Horn
Date:
September 2000
Publisher:
Ford Foundation
Publication Type:
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Abstract: The current workforce development system has not kept pace with the changing economy and changing expectations for the role of education and training. In addition, there is a wide and growing gap between public workforce programs and private sector human resource practices. We believe the time is ripe for a fresh examination of the existing workforce development system. It is also time to define a vision for a next generation workforce system.

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Public Labor Market Policies for the Twenty-first Century

Authors: Christopher T. King, Robert McPherson and Donald W. Long.
Date: 2000. 
Publisher: Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, Inc.
Availability: Available from M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 1-800-541-6563.
 

The State at Work: The "Workforce Investment Act of 1988" and What it Means for Texas

Author: Christopher T. King.
Date: October 1999.
Publisher: The Texas Business Review. 6pp.
 


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