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Author(s):Crosley, A., and Roberts, B
Title:Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
Organization:The Working Poor Families Project
Short Description:The Working Poor Families Project (WPFP) encourages states to focus their workforce and economic development policies and programs to better serve low-skill, low-wage workers. This report will briefly describe state initiatives designed to increase skill-levels among this population and offers recommendations for strengthening state training policies.
Annotation:The Working Poor Families Project (WPFP) encourages states to focus their workforce and economic development policies and programs to better serve low-skill, low-wage workers. Too few states, however, target their resources to benefit this population. Even more alarming, some programs restrict the uses of training resources so that businesses wanting to address the needs of these workers are precluded from doing so. Fortunately, some states have developed policies and programs to help businesses raise the skill levels of workers. This report will briefly describe those initiatives and offer recommendations for strengthening state training policies.
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Adult Students
Employment and Workforce Development
Low-Income Students
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