Investing in America’s Workforce: Investing in Systems for Employment Opportunity

July 25, 2019

Explore new strategies to reframe workforce development efforts as investments that provide returns to workers, businesses, and their communities as a whole.


About this event

Many workforce development programs and policies have made strides in improving economic opportunities for workers and their employers. However, these initiatives are often small, local in scope and have limited ability to scale to meet the needs in the broader labor force. This webinar will discuss several innovations and frameworks that can provide insight into how to build on these successes through innovations in financing mechanisms, data use and information processes.

In this webinar, three authors will discuss highlights from their contributions to Volume 1 of Investing in America’s Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers. The goal of this publication is to reframe workforce development efforts as investments that provide returns to workers, businesses, and their communities as a whole.

The agenda for this webinar includes:
Miguel Palacios, University of Calgary, will discuss obstacles and opportunities for financing human capital development based on his chapter “Financing Human Capital through Income-Contingent Agreements.”
Rachel Zinn, City of Baltimore, will draw on her chapter “All Data Big and Small: Using Information to Guide Workforce Development” to explore examples of data being used to improve human capital development policy and practice.
Steve Wandner, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, will present examples of how workforce agencies can integrate data into decision-making processes based on his chapter “Research and Evidence-Building Capacity of State Workforce Agencies.”
Heath Prince, Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, will moderate.


Download a copy of the book today, explore additional related resources and join the conversation on Twitter at #InvestInWork.

Investing in America’s Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers is a publication of the Federal Reserve System, the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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Audience

Who should attend?

Leaders and staff of workforce investment boards, community and economic development organizations, community colleges, workforce readiness programs, chambers of commerce, and employers.

Event details

Date Time Location
July 25, 2019 2 - 3 p.m.
Webinar

Registration

All webinars in the series are free. Registration is required. 



Registration Deadline: July 18, 2019

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Contact Information

Steve Shepelwich
Senior Community Development Advisor