In partnership with state agencies, business organizations, academic researchers and practitioners in the field, Commonwealth Corporation develops guide books and manuals, curricula, templates and other resources and tools to assist policymakers and service providers in designing workforce strategies, delivering workforce development services, and making decisions about state and regional priorities.

 

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Partnerships: A Workforce Development Practitioner's Guide
Through our work as funders and evaluators, we have observed what characterizes partnerships in workforce development and what contributes to their effectiveness. This Guidebook contains the following elements designed to use useful for workforce practitioners: key questions and action steps at the end of each chapter, examples from partnerships, tools and templates that may be readily used by practitioners, and case studies.

 

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Creating Pathways to Careers in Precision Machining for Opportunity Youth
This concept paper examines the manufacturing industry's skilled worker shortage and the importance of building a pipeline strategy that improves the basic and technical skills of young workers, particularly for 'opportunity youth' or 18-24 year olds who may not have completed high school, have been unable to find work, and have barrier to education and employment.

 

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