Challenges to implementing sectoral workforce programs and proposed changes for this model

dc.contributor.advisorJemison, David B.en
dc.contributor.advisorStolp, Chandleren
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKing, Christopheren
dc.creatorCoffey, Rheagan Dawnen
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-05T17:04:11Zen
dc.date.available2011-08-05T17:04:11Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.date.updated2011-08-05T17:04:16Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe focus of this professional report is sectoral workforce development programs. Sectoral programs represent a fairly recent innovation in workforce development. Rather than train a low-skilled worker for low-skill job with low pay, sectoral programs train workers for higher-skill jobs that offer career trajectory and living wages, while filling a demonstrated labor-market need within the local economy. These programs have numerous benefits, but face significant implementation challenges. Sectoral programs have the potential to become high-performing, value-creating organizations; however competition for scarce resources, poor employer coordination, and lack of long-term planning can hinder the success of these programs. This report discusses these challenges, lessons learned in the field, and proposed changes to the workforce development system that could encourage the success and expansion of sectoral programs.en
dc.description.departmentPublic Affairsen
dc.description.departmentBusiness Administrationen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-2861en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-2861en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectWorkforce developmenten
dc.subjectSectoral programen
dc.subjectLabor supplyen
dc.subjectVocational trainingen
dc.titleChallenges to implementing sectoral workforce programs and proposed changes for this modelen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPublic Affairsen
thesis.degree.departmentBusiness Administrationen
thesis.degree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Affairsen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Affairsen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen

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