Resource Library

Board Governance
Ensure You Know Your Roles and Responsibilities
Determine if you check all the boxes when it comes to handling your obligations.

What is Advocacy?
Advocacy helps nonprofits advance their mission, increase their funding sources, and solve community and societal problems. Many nonprofit organizations’ missions address the needs, misfortunes, and inadequacies of individuals and communities, and even help individuals and communities aspire and dream for a better quality of life.

Prioritizing Diversity in the Boardroom
While nonprofits are moving in the right direction in many ways, one of the areas that needs to be addressed continually is board diversity. Your board will benefit greatly by including individuals of different backgrounds. Start prioritizing diversity in the boardroom and see the positive results.

Career Pathways
If Not Now, When? The Urgent Need for an All-One-System Approach to Youth Policy
If Not Now, When? The Urgent Need for an All-One-System Approach to Youth Policy makes the case that the United States’ disjointed approach to youth policy has failed young people. In the current fragmented system, pre-K–12, postsecondary education, and the workforce operate in silos that allow many young people to fall through the cracks. In its place, the country needs an all-one-system approach that supports youth on their journey through education and training and into careers.

Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Tools to Assess and Teach Soft Skills
TAWB Webinar provided by The Conover Company on December 9 addressing the need to assess and teach soft skills, how to give participants an opportunity to earn a soft skills credential, and the top soft skills employers are looking for.

The Role of Community and Technical Colleges in Workforce Education
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate changes in the labor market, community and technical colleges are increasingly seen as essential institutions to provide workforce education. While two-year institutions have the reach, scale and infrastructure to deliver the upskilling that will be needed in years ahead, policymakers are challenged with a lack of data on workforce education. To address this information gap, Opportunity America, in collaboration with the Lumina Foundation and Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, recently published a report on noncredit and credit workforce education programs using survey responses from more than 600 public two-year institutions.

Economic Development
Life After COVID 19: Technologies, Trends, and Practices to Ponder in the Post-pandemic Economy

Presentation by Richard Froeschle, Senior Economist at the Texas State Technical College System, at the TAWB 4th Quarter meetings on November 17, 2021.

Education
Making the Connection: Aligning Advising to Improve Postsecondary Access and Success
Education Strategy Group recently released a new microsite – Making the Connection: Aligning Advising to Improve Postsecondary Access and Success – that makes the case for prioritizing alignment of advising across K-12 and postsecondary education. It shares action steps and resources for different stakeholders, including secondary education, postsecondary education, state government, federal government, nonprofits and college access organizations, and philanthropies.

Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative Final Report 2020
Linking Education and Workforce: Spurring Economic Growth Across Texas.

The Workforce in Texas: Aligning Education to Meet the Needs of Texas Employers
2014 TAWB Education Paper.

Work Based Learning
Promising Approaches for Connecting Opportunity Youth to Registered Apprenticeships
JFF’s new online resource outlines effective approaches to designing and running apprenticeship programs for opportunity youth—people ages 16 to 24 who aren’t in school and aren’t working.

Improving Apprenticeship Outcomes Through Skills Alignment: A Toolkit for Apprenticeship Quality
Discover strategies for revitalizing apprenticeships and meeting expectations for completion rates and alignment to in-demand skills

Workforce Policy/Operations
Texas Workforce Commission Annual Report 2020
Summary of TWC and Texas Workforce Solutions achievements and financial status in the previous year.

EVALUATION 2020: ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND OUTCOMES OF THE TEXAS WORKFORCE SYSTEM
This report from the Texas Workforce Investment Council is the fifth annual evaluation report for The Texas Workforce System Strategic Plan FY 2016–FY 2023. The focal point is a balanced scorecard that presents outcome and trend data for system performance. Through the delivery of multiple workforce education and training programs, state and local system partners served nearly 4.5 million individuals in the last reporting year. Of those participating in workforce system programs and services, more than 600,000 individuals completed a degree, certificate, or other measure of educational achievement. More than 1.2 million Texans who participated in a workforce program found a job, stayed in a job, and/or enrolled in further education or training.

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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