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 firstname.lastname@example.org
, 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 …