Category: Workforce Development

The Future of Work – Are Workers Opinions Being Considered?

Policy analysts, researchers, politicians, and academic leaders have spent a significant amount of time and energy trying to understand how automation, skills development, and technological changes will affect the future of work. Unfortunately, workers themselves are often absent from these conversations.

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2019 IEDC Annual Conference Recap

By: Team Avalanche 

Avalanche was all-in at IEDC’s 2019 Annual Conference earlier this month. We enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. (Hey everyone!) With the whole team in attendance, we covered a lot of ground. Here’s a recap of what each of us took away from the event.

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We Need More Than Free College to Solve America’s Workforce Problems

Many political candidates, politicians, and researchers have proposed a “college-for-all” approach, but this article argues that more must be done to address the future of work.

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Veterans are Great Workers, but Need Guidance to Find the Right Jobs

Veterans make excellent employees but connecting them to jobs can be difficult. Multiple factors are holding back this skilled workforce from reaching their full potential, leading many veterans underemployed.

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A Guide to Upskilling Your Workforce

Jobs requiring tech skills are on the rise, and more and more workers lack the skills necessary to excel in our future, tech-focused economy. Preparing the next generation workforce will require upskilling current workers.

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How Policymakers Can Assist in Retraining, Upskilling

More and more entry-level jobs are going unfilled because of a lack of workforce skills, but companies are starting to do something about it. Policymakers should follow suit and promote legislation that makes it easier for workers to upskill and retrain.

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Communities are Combating Climate Change and Joblessness at the Same Time

Besides the obvious danger climate change poses to our environment, it’s also dangerous for our economy. But more communities are striving to address both climate change and workforce development by supporting industries that are beneficial for the environment.

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Experiments in Green Infrastructure and Economic Resilience

Multiple cities across the US are experimenting with initiatives that promote green infrastructure and workforce development in low-income communities to find ways to make these communities more resilient.

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Washington State Implements Free & Reduced College Tuition

Washington State recently passed the Workforce Education Investment Act, an innovative bill that will help support workforce development in the state by providing free or reduced college to families in need.

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