Latest Posts in Workforce Development
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Multi-Generational programs (also called the 2Gen approach) address the needs of both children and parents, with the ultimate goal of creating self-sustaining opportunities and better outcomes for the whole family unit. Multi-Generational programs have been applauded and proven to be a holistic way to end the cycle of poverty, which is why EDSI is so committed to offering this program to as many families in as many regions as possible.
Effective, work-based learning strategies build a bridge between learning and real work experiences. In partnership with Workforce Development Boards and employers across the country, we continue to see work-based learning (WBL) initiatives and funding reemerging as critical regional strategies to help the millions of people who are struggling to start or advance in their careers. Let's explore the benefits of effective WBL strategies and the different types of WBL initiatives that are available.
Virtual employment services are the new norm as record numbers of Americans are out of work and local workforce boards are answering the call for help by identifying innovative ways to help jobseekers gain broader access to stable, long-term opportunities.