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Workforce3 One: Solutions for Innovation
High-Growth Industry: Advanced Manufacturing
"How To" Guide for Conducting a Regional Skills Gap Analysis:
A Skills Gap Analysis can help communities ensure that
manufacturing-related education and workforce training resources are
aligned with the current and projected skill requirements of
manufacturers in a particular region. This how-to guide outlines a
3-step Gap Analysis process developed by the National Association of
Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute (NAM/MI), with the
expertise of Key Links, Inc. of Portland, OR, which was piloted in the
Kansas City region by the Alliance for Innovation in
Lean Certification Body of Knowledge:
"Lean manufacturing" is a systematic approach to continuously improving
manufacturing processes and eliminating waste. The Lean Enterprise
Certification Program creates a path for individuals to acquire critical
skills and a portable credential through completion of a nationally
recognized, industry-led lean certification program. These certification
criteria were developed by HGJTI grantee 360vu Research and Education
Foundation in partnership with 150 small- and medium-sized companies, as
well as Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers nationwide.
High Growth Industry: Retail
Implementation Guide: An In-Depth Guide to Developing and Implementing a
Skills Center: Retail Skills Centers are
one-stop industry career centers that provide employers in the retail
and other service industries and new and current employees a dedicated
resource for meeting their workforce needs. Skill Centers are organized
and supported by partnerships including HGJTI grantee the NRF
Foundation, shopping center developers, employers, local, state and
federal workforce agencies, schools and colleges, and community-based
organizations. This guide provides information on how to implement and
operate a Skills Center in your community.
High Growth Industry: Automotive
Upgrading the Nations Automotive Programs: This project,
developed by grantee Gateway Technical College, in partnership with
Snap-on Incorporated, seeks to increase the number of industry-certified
schools and the capacity of automotive training programs.
High Growth Industry: Health Care
| Planning for Transformation: A Guide for 2007 and 2008|
for Transformation: A Guide for 2007 and 2008: States are
currently engaged in a process of modifying their Strategic State Plans
for Title I of the Workforce Investment Act and the Wagner-Peyser Act.
This planning period presents an opportunity for states to refresh their
State Strategic Plans to reflect changes in the economy and new
directions for the workforce investment system. In this Webinar, ETA
administrators review the national strategic direction and discuss ways
that states can address the new priorities and incorporate new regional
economic development strategies in their State Plans.
| Save the Date: Workforce Innovations 2007!
July will be here sooner than you can say "workforce investment!" Plan
now to attend Workforce Innovations 2007:
Beyond Boundaries. The conference will be held July 17-19,
2007 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Missouri. This year, we'll
explore ways in which key partners, including business, economic
development, education and workforce systems, can collaborate and
innovate to break down boundaries and create a competitive advantage.
Early Bird registration rates are in effect until May 31, only!
| Paricipate and Learn: Webinars |
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