Workforce Development Politics: Civic Capacity and Performance

Workforce Development Politics: Civic Capacity and Performance

by Robert P. Giloth
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592132294

ISBN-13: 9781592132294

Pub. Date: 02/13/2004

Publisher: Temple University Press

If 88% of Americans believe that education and training resources should be available to the jobless and more than two-thirds of employers have identified workforce and skills shortages as top priorities, why aren't we, as a society, able to provide that training in such a way that it leads to long-term economic security? This book looks at the politics of local and…  See more details below

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If 88% of Americans believe that education and training resources should be available to the jobless and more than two-thirds of employers have identified workforce and skills shortages as top priorities, why aren't we, as a society, able to provide that training in such a way that it leads to long-term economic security? This book looks at the politics of local and regional workforce development: the ways politicians and others concerned with the workforce systems have helped or hindered that process. Contributors examine the current systems that are in place in these cities and the potential for systemic reform through case studies of Denver, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Seattle.

Published in association with the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592132294
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
02/13/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1The "Local" in Workforce Development Politics: An Introduction1
2The Politics of Workforce Development: Constructing a Performance Regime in Denver30
3Ecologies of Workforce Development in Milwaukee75
4Workforce Systems Change in a Politically Fragmented Environment102
5Workforce Systems Change in Seattle140
6Workforce Development Policy in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region: A Critical Overview and Assessment176
7Comparative Local Workforce Politics in Six Cities: Theory and Action212
8Poverty and the Workforce Challenge249
About the Contributors281
Index283

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