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Thursday, June 30th, 3:00-4:30 PM EDT

The Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges developed this webinar to further explore concepts about I-BEST and I-BEST-like model development. States also had the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar.

Louisa Erickson, SBCTC
Israel Mendoza, former State ABE Director for Washington

Moderator: Rachel Pleasants, Jobs for the Future

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Louisa Erickson, Israel Mendoza
Jobs for the Future, Washington SBCTC

Wednesday, June 29th, 3:00-4:30 PM EDT

This webinar for state leads, coordinators, data staff, and IR directors offers guidance on the data reporting requirements for Accelerating Opportunity design grant states.  Randall Wilson of Jobs for the Future and Christopher Spence, New Growth Group Inc., describe the content, format, and purpose of the required September 1st, 2011 data report for the states. They cover the measures to be used for creating baselines on the ABE population and for describing state data capacity for participating in the evaluation of Accelerating Opportunity in the longer term. The webinar also introduces guidance tools and templates for submitting data with the September report.

Randall Wilson, Jobs for the Future
Christopher Spence, New Growth Group Inc.

Moderator: Barbara Endel, Jobs for the Future 

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Randall Wilson, Christopher Spence
Jobs for the Future, New Growth Group

This report examines three models of partnerships between business and government that are used to train low-wage workers and help them advance. The three models are: incumbent worker and customized training programs; career ladders or pathways; and state skills certificates and panels.


Amy-Ellen Duke, Karin Martinson and Julie Strawn
Center for Law and Social Policy

This paper examinees policy and system improvements that state policymakers can make to enhance outcomes for students in the educational pipeline and increase the supply of knowledge workers.

Christopher Mazzeo, Brandon Roberts, Christopher Spence and Julie Strawn
Workforce Strategy Center

This website, developed by Highline Community College for fellow I-BEST instructors and program designers, features a number of resources on program development, team teaching, curriculum design, and support services.

Highline Community College
Highline Community College

Workforce3 One is an e-learning, knowledge sharing webspace that offers workforce professionals, employers, economic development, and education professionals a dynamic network featuring innovative workforce solutions. Online learning events, resource information, and tools help organizations learn how to develop strategies that enable individuals and businesses to be successful in the 21st century economy.

U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration