Keeping America in Business: Advancing Workers, Businesses, and Economic Growth
This 2003 Assembly explored challenges to workforce development in a changing, increasingly global economy. Robert Giloth of the Annie E. Casey Foundation directed the project.
The Assembly led to the creation of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS)--a collaborative funding initiative comprising over 100 foundations. Workforce Intermediaries for the Twenty-first Century, the accompanying volume, remains an important work in the field. A follow-on volume, Connecting People to Work: Workforce Intermediaries and Sector Strategies, was published in 2014.
This edited volume takes stock of the world of workforce intermediaries: entrepreneurial partnerships that include businesses, unions, community colleges, and community organizations. Noted scholars and policy makers examine the development and effectiveness of these intermediaries, and a concluding chapter discusses how to provide a more coherent approach to increasing the viability and capacity of these important institutions.