Workforce Development

March 2019
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Group Materials, Program Materials
Materials: Creating Opportunities for Opportunity Youth and Young Adults: How Grantmakers Can Capitalize on Federal Workforce Policies to Invest in Immigrants 3.26.19
Find the recording of the webinar, "Creating Opportunities for Opportunity Youth and Young Adults: How Grantmakers Can Capitalize on Federal Workforce Policies to Invest in Immigrants" here.
February 2019
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Report
This report illustrates the paradox between immigrant contributions to our workforce and the structural barriers that shut out thousands of Californians from economic opportunity. The brief calls for policies to ensure investments in workforce development work to support every Californian, regardless of status, to provide for themselves and their families. 
January 2019
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Issue Brief
A policy brief that considers the benefits of launching partnerships between adult education organizations and Career and Technical Education (CTE) providers.
October 2018
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Issue Brief
English Plus Integration: Shifting the Instructional Paradigm for Immigrant Adult Learners to Support Integration Success
This policy brief proposes a new instructional model that maintains a central focus on English acquisition while also building the critical skills and systems knowledge important for long-term integration success.
July 2018
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Factsheet
Upskilling the Immigrant Workforce to Meet Employer Demand for Skilled Workers
This factsheet examines the size and characteristics of the immigrant workforce and explores key strategies that organizations in three cities are using to support training this population. 
July 2018
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Factsheet
Opportunities for Upskilling the Immigrant Workforce
This two-page factsheet takes a close look at characteristics of the immigrant workforce, making a case for how important it is to consider immigrant workers when developing local workforce development strategies.
April 2018
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Presentation
WIOA 101: What You Need to Know about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
A 33-slide presentation that provides an overview of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); examines how it serves Latinos and English Language Learners; and considers WIOA's future.
March 2018
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Presentation
State Policy Levers That Can Address Immigrant Workforce Needs
This 29-slide presentation covered how advocates can advance policies to boost immigrant workers' success, such as career pathways, sector partnerships, integrated education and training, and state data systems and workforce data tools.
March 2018
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Presentation
Creative Implementation of Federal Policies to Support Immigrant Workforce Programs at the State and Local Level
A 55-slide presentation on immigrant workforce and adult education policy and funding; examples of institutions advancing such policies, and examples of levers & tools available to advance such policies.
March 2018
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Presentation
Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning: State and Local Opportunities for Immigrants
A 24-slide presentation on apprenticeship and work-based learning (WBL), their relevance for immigrants, related federal and state level activities, and opportunities for advocates.

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