Workforce Development Networks: Community-Based Organizations and Regional Alliances

Workforce Development Networks: Community-Based Organizations and Regional Alliances

by Bennett Harrison, Marcus Weiss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761908471

ISBN-13: 9780761908470

Pub. Date: 01/21/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Across the country, community development corporations (CDCs) and other types of community-based organizations (CBOs) have become increasingly involved in workforce development, encompassing recruitment, skill training, placement, mentoring, and crisis intervention. Workforce Development Networks explains why and how the need for such customized, networked mediation…  See more details below

Overview

Across the country, community development corporations (CDCs) and other types of community-based organizations (CBOs) have become increasingly involved in workforce development, encompassing recruitment, skill training, placement, mentoring, and crisis intervention. Workforce Development Networks explains why and how the need for such customized, networked mediation has become so acute in America, especially for residents of low income communities of color, and why conventional approaches continue to fail. This book explores how labor markets are changing - jobs are being created, but they pay less and job security is declining, as is the payoff for experience and seniority. The authors walk the reader through ten case studies, taken from across the United States over a period of five years. They show how a growing number of CDCs, CBOs, community colleges, and regional public authorities have made progress, using the principles of networking and collaboration. Bennett Harrison and Marcus Weiss conclude with their recommendations for community-based workforce development networks.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761908470
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/21/1998
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2The Changing Structure of Labor Markets in American Cities9
3Taking Stock of What We Know About Job Training and Workforce Development23
4Why Community-Based Organizations Engage in Training and Workforce Development and Form or Enter Interorganizational Networks to Help Them Do It Better33
5The Case Studies: Workforce Development Networks With Individual Community-Based Organizations at Their Hubs45
6Peer-to-Peer Networks Engaged in Workforce Development105
7Regional Intermediaries Bridging Business Development, Community Building, and Job Training135
8Synthesis and Conclusions: Toward Better Design, Promotion, and Evaluation of Community-Based Workforce Development Networks149
References169
Index178
About the Authors189

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