Education and Workforce Development

Unlocking the Gate: What We Know About Improving
Developmental Education

Executive Summary
E.Z. Rutschow and E. Schneider
MDRC
June 2011

Institutional Variation in Credential Completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
J. Scott-Clayton and M. J. Weiss
CCRC
April 2011

Performance Incentives to Improve Community College Completion:
Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative

N. Shulock and D. Jenkins
CCRC
March 2011

A Brief to the White House Summit on Community Colleges:  How to Create High-Impact Partnerships for Jobs & Economic Vitality in the U.S.
Business Champions
2010

Education Pays 2010:  The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society
S. Baum, J. Ma, K. Payea
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
2010

Help Wanted:  Projections of Jobs and
Education Requirements through 2018

Executive Summary            State Level Analysis
A.P. Carnevale, N. Smith, J. Strohl
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
June 2010

Pressures of New Students and Old Weigh on Community Colleges
K. Mieszkowski
The New York Times
April 8, 2010

Community Colleges Like Attention, Need Money
E. Gorski
The Sacramento Bee (AP)
April 3, 2010

Employers, Low-Income Young Adults, and Postsecondary Credentials
Maureen R. Bozell and Melissa Goldberg
Workforce Strategy Center, October 2009

California Budget Project releases first of series:
At a Crossroads:  Basic Skills Education in California
October 2009

Makes the Case for CA Community Colleges
Douglas Gould and Company, 2009

Putting the East Bay to Work: Sustainable Jobs for the Underemployed
Cassandra Benjamin and Sara Kimberlin
East Bay Community Foundation, September 2009

With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them:  Myths and Realities About Why So Many Students Fail to Finish College
Jean Johnson, John Rochkind, Amber N. Ott, and Samantha DuPont
Public Agenda

Work Less, Study More and Succeed
V. Orozco, N. K. Cauthen
Demos
September 2009

A Matter of Degrees:
Tomorrow's Fastest Growing Jobs and Why Community College Graduates Will Get Them
Jessica Milano, Bruce Reed, and Paul Weinstein Jr.
September 2009

Preparing the Workers of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow
Council of Economic Advisors
Executive Office of the President
July 2009

Charting a Path:
An Exploration of the Statewide Career Pathway Efforts in Arkansas, Kentucky, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.
Seattle Jobs Initiative
Rosanna Perry Stephens
May 2009

Job Training That Works:
Findings from the Sectoral Employment Impact Study

S. Maguire, J.  Freely, C. Clymer and M. Conway
Public/Private Ventures
May 2009

Community College Impact Study Final Report Presentation
Henry Brady and Anita Mathur, May 16, 2008

Community College Impact Study Summary of Findings
Henry Brady and Anita Mathur, May 16, 2008

The Governor's Career Technical Education Initiative
Report to the Legislature, the Governor, and the Director of Finance, July 2008

Career Advancement Academies highlighted pp. 31- 34.

Moving Adults from Basic Skills to Careers
California EDGE Campaign Webinar Audio and Presentations
Guest Speakers: Linda Collins, Julie Strawn and Israel Mendoza
June 17, 2008

A Fresh Approach for Workforce: The Workforce Alliance 2008 National Advocacy Summit, February 12-13, 2008

Ohio Stackable Certificates: Models for Success
Community Research Partners, February 2008,
Prepared for Columbus State Community College Business and Industry Division

Secretary Spellings Delivers Keynote Address at the National Community College Legislative Summit
Spellings identify accessibility, affordability and accountability as high needs for community colleges in educating the future workforce.

Winning the Skills Race and Strengthening America's Middle Class: An Action Agenda for Community Colleges
In this January 2008 Report of the National Commission on Community Colleges, four megatrends are identified including the role of community colleges in producing a skilled workforce and expanding economic choices for all students.

National Campaign Skills2Compete Launch Now Available on YouTube
The national launch of the Skills2Compete campaign is now available to watch and share on YouTube. Hear from the diverse allies who spoke on the national webinar calling for a new 21st-century vision for opportunity and innovation.

America's Forgotten Middle-Skill Jobs: Education and Training Requirements in the Next Decade and Beyond

Little Hoover Commission releases new report urging state investment in Career Technical Education and better alignment of the state's education, workforce and economic development systems.

Uncommon Allies Call for a New 21st-Century Skill Guarantee
On November 12, over 100 organizations throughout the U.S. launched Skills2Compete, a bipartisan campaign to guarantee that America’s workers can gain the skills needed for middle-skill jobs.

Governor's Crusades Paying Off
The governor has raised the standing of community colleges and brought vocational training out of the educational attic.

Winning the Skills Race and Strengthening America?s Middle Class
An Action Agenda for Community Colleges
National Commission on Community Colleges
January 2008

Growing California?s Economy by Investing in the Forgotten Middle
The Workforce Alliance Labor Market Fact Sheet

Community Colleges Are Key to Shoring Up the U.S. Economy, Report Says
E. Ashburn, The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 31, 2008

Career Technical Education: Creating Options for High School Success
Report #189, Little Hoover Commission, November 2007

America's Forgotten Middle-Skill Jobs: Education and Training Requirements in the Next Decade and Beyond
H. J. Holzer & R. I. Lerman
Skills2Compete Campaign, Workforce Alliance, Washington, DC, November 2007

A Cross-Case Analysis of Career Pathway Programs that Link Low-Skilled Adults to Family-Sustaining Wage Careers
R. Merkley and G. Johnston, October 2007, Office of Community College Research and Leadership, Univ. of Illinois

Policies to Promote Adult Education and Postsecondary Alignment
J. Strawn, CLASP, Oct 1, 2007

Strengthening State Adult Education Policies for Low-Skilled Workers
Employers increasingly need better educated and skilled workers to succeed, and too few states have taken significant actions to improve their adult education and literacy efforts.

Congress Expands Access to Postsecondary Education and Training
for Low-income Adults

A. Duke and J. Strawn, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), September 18, 2007

How California's Postsecondary Education Systems Address Workforce Development
September 2007 report by the California Postsecondary Education Commission.

Our Youth, Our Economy, Our Future: A National Investment Strategy for Disconnected Youth
Campaign for Youth
September 2007

As job market advances, so can American workers
J. Alssid
Christian Science Monitor
September 19, 2007

How California’s Postsecondary Education Systems Address Workforce Development
California Postsecondary Education Commission
September 2007

City, partners launch student training effort: The program aims to cut unemployment and provide skilled workers to firms and agencies.
M. Selvin, Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2007

Do Student Success Courses Actually Help Community College Students Succeed?
M. Zeidenberg, D. Jenkins and J. C. Calcagno, Community College Research Center, June 2007.

Career and Technical Education Pathway Programs, Academic Performance, and the Transition to College and Career
D. Bragg, C. Ruud, May 2007, Office of Community College Research and Leadership, Univ. of Illinois

Can California Import Enough College Graduates to Meet Workforce Needs?
H.P. Johnson and D. Reed
Public Policy Institute of CA
May 2007

California Community College Transfer Rates: Who is Counted Makes a Difference
L. Horn and S. Lew
MPR Associates
May 2007

California Community Colleges: Making Them Stronger and More Affordable
W. Zumeta and D. Frankle
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
March 2007

California Postsecondary Commission Releases Findings on California's Future Job Market and Economic Competitiveness
Reports show slowing college graduation rates will cost California's businesses revenues and talent.

Building a Culture of Evidence for Community College Student Success: Early Progress in the Achieving the Dream Initiative
T. Brock, D. Jenkins, T. Ellwein, J. Miller, S. Gooden, K. Martin, C. MacGregor and M. Pih with B. Miller and C. Geckeler, MDRC, May 2007.

Adult Learners in Higher Education: Barriers to Success and Strategies to Improve Results
B. Bosworth, A. Callahan, V.Choitz, C. Davidson, J. Hoops, R. Kazis, and A. McLeod
2007

Successes: Higher Education For All
B. Friel
National Journal
January 19, 2007

A Statewide Assessment of California's Career Technical Education System
Prepared for the CA Department of Education and the CA Community College Chancellor's Office
WestEd
December 2006

Setting a Public Agenda for Higher Education in the States: Lessons Learned from the National Collaborative for Higher Education Policy
G. K. Davies, The National Collaborative for Higher Education Policy, December 2006

Dropout Recovery as a Local Economic Development Strategy
A forum co-sponsored by the American Youth Policy Forum and the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families- September 8, 2006

The Perfect Storm, Three Forces Changing Our Nation's Future
The nation is being impacted by three powerful socioeconomic forces which will potentially change our future- wide disparities in literacy and numeracy skill levels; significant economic changes from widening wage gaps and sweeping demographic shifts due to education and skills gaps. Timely insight from ETS.

Working Poor Families Project, Postsecondary Academy, 2006

From Jobs to Careers:How California Community College Credentials Pay Off For Welfare Participants
A. Mathur with J. Reichle, J. Strawn, and C. Wiseley, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), May 2004

Toward a Perspective on Workforce Preparation and Economic Development
Academic Senate for California Community College
2002
Provides a general summary of relevant federal and state workforce development legislation and endorses a career ladders approach to workforce development.