Industry-Related Best Practices

Credentialing and Certifications

Soft Skills for Success

Over the years several focus groups were conducted to determine the needs of Summit County employers. The overwhelming response was always the same, employers responded that they struggled most finding workers with basic job holding or “soft skills”. This result...

Earn and Learn Development

L.E.A.P. (Learn, Earn, Advance, Prosper)

L.E.A.P. (Learn, Earn, Advance, Prosper) is a network of interconnected partners utilizing the “earn-and-learn” approach that will link the city’s unemployed residents with employment, education and training opportunities. The earn-and-learn approach applies the...

Step-Up Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis STEP-UP Program, managed by City of Minneapolis Employment and Training, is a public-private sector partnership designed to provide low-income Minneapolis youth with a comprehensive array of employment and training services that focus on...

Building Union Diversity in St. Louis

On October 7, 2014, Mayor Francis G. Slay, SLATE Executive Director Michael K. Holmes, representatives of organized labor, and minority workers in the construction trades gathered to officially announce the formation of the Building Union Diversity (BUD), an...

Shaping the Future Through Learn and Earn

A video from the Pittsburgh region highlighting successes in Earn and Learn program development, specific to youth populations in the area. Watch the video here: Shaping the Future Through Learn and...

Industry Engagement

Back to Work/Business Center – Bakersfield, CA

WORKFORCE BOARD: Employers’ Training Resource (Kern/Inyo/Mono) LOCATION: Bakersfield, CA SUMMARY: Back to Work/Business Center opened spring of 2017 to serve employers and dislocated workers in our community. Custom training opportunities and On-the-Job Training...

Job Training, Screening Help Businesses in San Bernardino County

WORKFORCE BOARD: San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board LOCATION: San Bernardino, CA SUMMARY: Exquadrum operates in a highly specialized, highly-technical field. When job openings occur, the defense and aerospace contractor often will search far and wide...

East Bay Transportation and Logistics Partnership

WORKFORCE BOARD: Contra Costa County WDB, Oakland WDB LOCATION: Oakland, CA SUMMARY: The East Bay Transportation & Logistics Partnership (www.ebtlp.org) was launched in 2014 with a mission to make the eastern part of the San Francisco Bay region a globally...

Soft Skills for Success

Over the years several focus groups were conducted to determine the needs of Summit County employers. The overwhelming response was always the same, employers responded that they struggled most finding workers with basic job holding or “soft skills”. This result...

Step-Up Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis STEP-UP Program, managed by City of Minneapolis Employment and Training, is a public-private sector partnership designed to provide low-income Minneapolis youth with a comprehensive array of employment and training services that focus on...

Building Union Diversity in St. Louis

On October 7, 2014, Mayor Francis G. Slay, SLATE Executive Director Michael K. Holmes, representatives of organized labor, and minority workers in the construction trades gathered to officially announce the formation of the Building Union Diversity (BUD), an...

Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Workforce Leadership Council

The Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Workforce Leadership Council (RWLC) is the driving force for a cooperative approach to promoting the region’s strongest industries. Following the industry cluster concept popularized by Michael Porter and the directives of Governor Rick...

Blueprint for Regional Economic Success

BREG is a collaborative regional initiative to create a strategy for economic growth, composed of eight industry action plans. The collective action plans create a Blueprint for Regional Economic Growth. The purpose of BREG is to grow the region’s economy, leading to...

Fresno4Biz

Business Services Center in partnership with eleven local, non-profit/public organizations created www.Fresno4biz.com to address the multiple and varied needs of the Fresno business community. Our partnering organizations include the Better Business Bureau, California...

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