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WFM Biweekly - July 3, 2022 - Mid-Year Progress, Funding Resources, Ed Expectations, CTA, Guide to WFD, Social Capital

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WFM Biweekly - July 3, 2022 - Mid-Year Progress, Funding Resources, Ed Expectations, CTA, Guide to WFD, Social Capital
By Workforce Monitor • Issue #60 • View online
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New Posts Since Last Issue
FEATURE ARTICLE - Part IV: NCRN Conference Explainer on Resources for Funding
FEATURE ARTICLE - Education Expectations: Views on the Value of College and Likelihood to Enroll
FEATURE ARTICLE - Understanding the College Transparency Act
REPORT SUMMARY - A Guide to the American Workforce System
REPORT SUMMARY - Building Professional Social Capital for Black Learners and Workers
Editors' Picks
Expert Series | Workcred
Workforce GPS | US Department of Labor
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Non-Degree Market Tension | Encoura
ACE Works to Expand Acceptance of Digital Records and Credentials with Community College Systems with Support from Walmart | Acenet
New Goodwill® National Poll: Amid Pandemic, Majority of Current Job Seekers Say They Lack Skills Needed to Access Good Jobs | Goodwill Industries International
From Our Library
Quotable Quotes from Workforce Development Professionals
Understanding Comprehensive Learner Records
Mid-Year Progress Report
With summer now officially open, I’ll be working part-time for one or two weeks. The next issue of the Workforce Monitor (WFM) newsletter resumes on July 31, 2022. I’ll be posting Editors’ Picks to the WFM Twitter and LinkedIn feeds, as well as conducting more research for more articles and special reports, so I will not be completely off the grid. Anyone is welcome to contact me at glorenzo@wfmonitor.com
I launched Workforce Monitor in January 2021 because I felt there was a market for an information service that could report on and summarize the latest developments happening across the landscape of the vast world of workforce education, workforce development, and the labor market. Exacerbated by the pandemic, I could see how an overabundance of information about workforce education, workforce development, and the labor market in the forms of special reports, scholarly articles, education media, podcasts, and webinars was increasingly bringing about mass confusion and an inability to keep up with the numerous and latest erudite insights and best practices. This still seems to be the case today.
So, I continue conducting deep research, writing feature articles and report summaries, managing a word press website, and publishing an electronic newsletter with the goal of creating a complete online center of information that could help define and report on best practices in one place. This effort has thus far resulted in a substantial, worthwhile library of information under the broad tag line of “summarized resources on credentials and the future of work.”
Currently there are more than 250 feature articles, report summaries, and special reports published within 16 primary categories, ranging from apprenticeships to credentials to innovative organizations. Plans are to increase editorial production under all of these categories.
We recently started a workforce intermediaries section that will eventually become a substantial resource for keeping everyone aware of the many services and products offered by numerous organizations and companies that provide education and training advisement, support, and delivery services to workers and employers. Basically, workforce intermediaries form the multi-faceted connections between job seekers and workers and employers. Categorizing all these intermediaries is the next step in this process, which is proving to be a time-consuming challenge. Stay tuned!
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, if you are interested in possibly becoming involved in WFM’s exciting future plans, please feel free to contact me anytime. We are working on some innovative projects that could benefit the right organizations and companies operating in the workforce education space, including freelance writing, research, publishing, and consulting services for articles and full-on sophisticated research reports.
Thank you and let’s keep making things better and continue to combat overt social and political authoritarianism during these trying times.
Best wishes,
George Lorenzo
Writer, Editor & Publisher of Workforce Monitor
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Workforce Monitor is published with the Program on Skills, Credentials & Workforce Policy at George Washington University. We comb through all the erudite literature on Workforce Development issues, trends, and strategies as they relate to the world of education. We then synthesize our favorite research into concise summaries and feature articles, covering this broad landscape in a way that can save you time.

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