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Workforce Monitor Weekly - June 27, 2021

Workforce Monitor
Workforce Monitor Weekly - June 27, 2021
By Workforce Monitor • Issue #20 • View online
Hi Everyone:
Welcome to the 20th issue of Workforce Monitor (WFM). As a two-person shop, we’ve come a long way since our first issue published on January 27, 2021. The WFM website is growing fast with new categories in our archives. We continue to work hard at building out an extensive online library of resources that offers a wide-ranging view - in the form of report summaries and feature articles - on all of the phenomenal research being produced by numerous organizations and companies in workforce development and education. We are committed to developing a robust community of knowledge for educators, workforce development management and staff, policymakers, and students so that they can navigate the complex credential and labor force marketplace with confidence.
Our new co-publishing relationship with the Program on Skills, Credentials, and Workforce Policy (PSCWP) at George Washington University lines up with their mission “To advance useful knowledge about the U.S. labor market and how it is changing, with special attention to the production and use of skills and credentials and to their implications for racial/ethnic and gender equity and broadly shared prosperity.”
We have also started a new Research Partners program geared toward supporting all the good work being accomplished in the field as well as toward helping to sustain our independent research, writing, and publishing efforts. Our first Research Partner is the California-based National Laboratory for Education Transformation (NLET), a research and development nonprofit focused on education-to-employment solutions, and on systemic improvement in math education, including “work-ready” math and on state-level comparative K-12 data systems designed for outcomes and equity results.
Please contact me, George Lorenzo, at, if interested in starting a discussion on how to become a WFM Research Partner.
On a final note, in order to refresh, we’ll be skipping a July 4 issue. The next issue of WFM will be published on July 11. We will come back to adding new and significant content to the WFM site beginning on July 5.
Have a great 4th of July holiday break …
Best regards,
George Lorenzo

New Content Since Last Issue:
Preparing Workers, A New Geography, and Better Connections
Mixed Bag of Demographics and Labor Market Shifts Paint Confusing Picture of What’s In Store for Working Older Adults
ATE’s National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) and the Exciting World of Land, Air, and Sea Unmanned Vehicle Technology
The Art of Evaluation: EvaluATE, an NSF/ATE Evaluation Hub, Makes a Difference for Prospective and Current Grantees
Reach for the STARs: Realizing the Potential of America’s Hidden Talent Pool
Editors' Picks:
Today’s Tech Jobs: Skills More Important Than Knowledge | RTInsights
P-TECH: The high school-college hybrid that jumpstarts careers | The Hechinger Report
Certificates, Bootcamps And Digital Badges Offer An Alternative To Degrees. But Are They Worth It? | LAist
Rethink capabilities to emerge stronger from COVID-19 | McKinsey
Ready for What? How Multiple Graduation Pathways Do—and Do Not—Signal Readiness for College and Careers | Alliance For Excellent Education
The Big Shift in Education and Work | Work Shift
OPINION: College graduates lack preparation in the skill most valued by employers — collaboration | The Hechinger Report
Developing Strong Relationships with the Business Community | The EvoLLLution
Reconnecting Recent High School Graduates With Their Education Aspirations | Center for Education Consumer Insights
Guild Education's $3.75 billion valuation reflects boom in employer-supported learning | Inside Higher Ed
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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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