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What is a MOU and why is it important in workforce development and One-Stop's within the American Job Center system? These questions and more will be answered in this blog on MOU's, which are agreements executed between the local workforce board and the One-Stop partners to optimize AJC One-Stop service delivery in local areas.
Partnering with local organizations, cities and schools is one of our favorite ways to do business. Together with the City of Philadelphia, we aim to improve the quality of life in Philly neighborhoods through the CLIP program, which offers opportunities to our jobseeker participants related to training, upskilling and employment.
Supporting New York businesses within the entertainment industry during the pandemic became possible through Federal grants administered through the U.S. Department of Labor's Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program, and workforce development service provider, EDSI played a big role in helping coordinate these efforts.
As employers and organizations across the country continue to face workforce challenges, finding new ways to connect with customers is crucial. In this blog, you will learn more about the ways AJC’s have developed and implemented better, smarter, faster ways to deliver services to jobseekers and employers, including creating virtual, innovative programming and specialized support.
Are students prepared for life after high school? What can be done to better support and guide students as they approach graduation and beyond? In this blog, you will learn about a workforce development program in Chester County, PA that is helping students transition through the appropriate educational pathway and then into the workforce.
Career readiness has been a common topic in the workforce development and educational arenas for many years, and now more than ever, bridging the gap between education and workforce preparation is crucial. In this blog, we highlight a curriculum development project with Abington Junior High School. After receiving a state grant, Abington wanted to develop a school-wide curriculum based on educating students on career pathways and employability skills to give them all the foundational skills they would need to be successful in their post-secondary or post-college careers.
Effective, work-based learning strategies build a bridge between learning and real work experiences. In partnership with Workforce Development Boards and employers across the country, we continue to see work-based learning (WBL) initiatives and funding reemerging as critical regional strategies to help the millions of people who are struggling to start or advance in their careers. Let's explore the benefits of effective WBL strategies and the different types of WBL initiatives that are available.
Virtual employment services are the new norm as record numbers of Americans are out of work and local workforce boards are answering the call for help by identifying innovative ways to help jobseekers gain broader access to stable, long-term opportunities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made digital tools, software and online resources even more critical in providing virtual services in the workforce system. AJCs are providing more flexibility in offering program services by using online and virtual options for education and training for various workforce programs. This blog offers an in-depth look at the tools needed to provide innovative services to customers: virtual services best practices, jobseeker top tech tools and innovative program design elements.