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How Workforce Development could be different



Foundations and labor unions could fund alt-labor organizations

Job applications could be easier and more convenient to candidates and employers

Employer-matched, portable accounts could be set up to finance worker training and learning

Alternative Staffing Organizations (ASOs) could help hard-to-employ individuals find temporary work

Child support orders could be based on current income and assist with job placement/retention

A rating and reviews website for local social services could be developed and used

Fake companies could be used for job training

The GED could lead to a high school diploma

GED programs could be linked to college or career training

REDF could be a model for workforce development organizations

Job seekers could apply by video

Job seekers could achieve desired employer skills online

Positive deviance could be used to produce beneficial behavioral change and outcomes

Digital game design techniques could be used to engage people and motivate behavior

Year Up could be a model for workforce development organizations

A digital merit badge system could give credentials to job seekers and encourage life long learning

Ride sharing could expand and be targeted towards low income populations

Car sharing could expand and be targeted to low income populations

Quality ratings could be developed and refined for childcare providers

Access to childcare could be improved in low income communities

A new federal competitive grants program could be used to support better workforce training and education systems

Real time labor market information about worker resources and needs could be developed

CEO's program could be an effective model to reduce recidivism

Career Academies could improve labor market outcomes for students

Workers' training could be subsidized at companies or community colleges

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) could evaluate workforce development programs differently

Public housing recipients could be required to work, do community service, or participate in job training programs

Public schools could offer apprenticeships or internships

Earning supplements could provide beneficial, cost-efficient effects for low-wage workers