Category: Economic Opportunity

Employing Opportunity Youth


OCTOBER 19, 2015

As we approach the end of October, with most families settled into their back-to-school routines, it is a good time for leaders in all sectors to be thinking about ways to address the staggering number of young people – estimated at around 5.5 million between the ages of 16 and 25 – who are not connected to school or to work.  These chronically disconnected youth represent an enormous loss of ...MORE
Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century
Next year, the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. Throughout our history, we have combined research and action to build a stronger, more resilient workforce.  We have consistently been at the center of big conversations about the kinds of policies and programs that can support the growth of skills and credentials, good jobs, and sustainable communi ...MORE
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce’s (CSW) Chairman Larry Good and President Jeannine LaPrad are both speakers at an upcoming conference, focused on ways to increase the opportunity for upward mobility for Michigan residents.  The conference is on Tuesday, October 20th at the Grand Valley State University campus in Grand Rapids, MI. This important conference will bring policy experts and the p ...MORE
The term "career pathways" is not new. If you ask anyone who has been around the world of workforce development for any length of time, the concept has been part of the lexicon for several decades. But there is renewed interest in the term over the last few years. And with this interest comes a refreshed definition that can alter the way individuals work in the decades to come.
Taking Action Towards Family Economic Security
By Kysha Frazier As we continue working with partners in Grand Rapids, MI to create sustainable economic opportunity, Sarah Klerk and I met with the Grand Rapids Family Economic Security Action Teams on June 12, 14. These community teams are taking the ideas the community brought forth in 2013 and writing implementation strategies that will help improve economic opportunities and stability for ...MORE