Category Archives: Skills Mismatch

CDPS hosts a conversation on apprenticeships in manufacturing

By Jason Keller According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), registered apprenticeship, a model for preparing new generations of skilled workers that can be traced back to the Middle Ages, remains an important method for … Continue reading

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The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership – A Showcase for Collaboration

By: Emily Engel and Jason Keller Outreach into the communities that Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) serve have stressed the continued need for coordinated workforce development efforts in the Seventh District. To gain a broader perspective on these issues as … Continue reading

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Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Update

In the course of Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) field work on varying projects throughout the Seventh District, CDPS contacts – in varying contexts – have voiced concerns that there is a lack of up-to-date skills among the unemployed. … Continue reading

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Community Colleges and Industry: How Partnerships Address the Skills Gap

By Emily Engel Community Development departments across the Federal Reserve System have for many years focused on workforce development measures as a means to address poverty. Low- and moderate-income (LMI) populations tend to have less education than higher income populations.  … Continue reading

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