Workforce Readiness

1st Edition

Fred Oswald, Tara S. Behrend, Lori Foster

Routledge
March 5, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 280 Pages - 14 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815381419 - CAT# K339336
Series: SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series

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Summary

Workforce readiness is an issue that is of great national and societal importance. For the US and other countries to thrive in a globally interconnected environment of wide-ranging opportunities and threats, the need to develop and maintain a skilled and adaptable workforce is critical. National investments in job training and schools remain essential in stimulating businesses and employment agencies to collaborate productively with educators who provide both training and vocational guidance.

Workforce Readiness and the Future of Work argues that the large-scale multifaceted efforts required to ensure a reliable and strong supply of talent and skill in the US workforce should be addressed systematically, simultaneously, and systemically across disciplines of thought and levels of analysis. In a four-part framework, the authors cover the major areas of:

  • education in the K-12, vocational, postsecondary, and STEM arenas;
  • economic and labor-market considerations;
  • employment, organizations, and the world of work;
  • laws, policies, and budgets at the federal, state, local, and military levels.

With contributions from leading scholars, this volume informs high-priority workforce effectiveness issues of current and future concern and concrete research, practice, and policy directions to generate novel insights of a multilevel and system-wide nature.

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