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It’s no secret that companies in all employment sectors are facing challenging workforce shortages and gaps. What many companies don’t know is that apprenticeships offer a viable solution for recruiting, training and retaining world-class talent. Apprenticeships are an earn-as-you-learn, flexible workforce development tool and training strategy that can be customized to meet the needs of any business.

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Supporting New York businesses within the entertainment industry during the pandemic became possible through Federal grants administered through the U.S. Department of Labor's Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program, and workforce development service provider, EDSI played a big role in helping coordinate these efforts.

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As employers and organizations across the country continue to face workforce challenges, finding new ways to connect with customers is crucial. In this blog, you will learn more about the ways AJC’s have developed and implemented better, smarter, faster ways to deliver services to jobseekers and employers, including creating virtual, innovative programming and specialized support.

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign held in October that raises awareness about employment issues for disabled people, and celebrates the many contributions of workers with disabilities. In this blog, you will learn more about this striking history and why National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and its mission is important to our overall success in our work and as a nation as a whole.

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Are students prepared for life after high school? What can be done to better support and guide students as they approach graduation and beyond? In this blog, you will learn about a workforce development program in Chester County, PA that is helping students transition through the appropriate educational pathway and then into the workforce.

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Exciting progress is happening in the world of workforce development. The National Governors Association Workforce Innovation Network is positioned to help states achieve a higher level of innovation and longer-term strategizing to prepare their workforces for a post-COVID-19 recovery for American workers. EDSI, as a Michigan-based workforce service provider and consulting firm, plays a key role in providing technical assistance to the NGA as one of 20 advisory members and philanthropic partners asked to participate in supporting the innovation network.

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Career readiness has been a common topic in the workforce development and educational arenas for many years, and now more than ever, bridging the gap between education and workforce preparation is crucial. In this blog, we highlight a curriculum development project with Abington Junior High School. After receiving a state grant, Abington wanted to develop a school-wide curriculum based on educating students on career pathways and employability skills to give them all the foundational skills they would need to be successful in their post-secondary or post-college careers.

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Customer service is embedded into everything we do. Preparing front-line workers for the unique challenges being faced in the workplace during the pandemic and beyond can be difficult. This blog spotlights the virtual COVID Customer Service Career Acceleration Program (CAP) that was established to help front-line customer service workers receive more in-depth training on issues such as de-escalation and conflict resolution that go beyond the traditional scope.

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Are your state and local workforce strategies optimized to support and engage older workers in your region? In this blog, we're sharing important information on serving older adult workers ages 55 and up, including workforce insights, labor market metrics, barrier remediation and 6 strategies you can use to more successfully engage with older workers.

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