June 2007, Volume 8, Number 6
Workforce3One: Workforce Development Tools, Information, and Models
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has created a well-organized website offering valuable workforce development information, presentations and curricula, much designed for community colleges. Workforce3One (www.workforce3one.org) presents an entire section on education where much of the content represents work done in the colleges, including (1) research/information, (2) webinars, (3) solutions and a distinctive tool box, (4) links to other sources, and (5) special features on specific colleges. Currently Lake Washington Technical College, Michigan Technical Education Centers, and Chicago’s Truman College are featured.
The Workforce3One website (www.workforce3one.org) is a collaborative effort merging national, state, and local leadership into one system committed to embracing and installing a demand-driven culture in the nation’s workforce system. A great deal of the website’s content is from and for community colleges. For example in the tool kit section of “Education” are three ready-to-use tools: (1) The Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Strategies Tool Kit, (2) Haywood Community College’s Forest Industry Training Initiative, and (3) Implementation Guide, An In-Depth Guide to Developing a Skills Center, and several more. The hot links section includes workforce development initiatives, news, and other collections of information.
This website represents another step toward preparing workers for new and in-demand job opportunities in high-growth, high-demand, and economically vital industries and sectors of the American economy. The Workforce3 One integrated web space offers the public workforce system employers, economic development professionals, and education professionals an innovative knowledge network. The network is designed to create and support a demand-driven community that responds directly to business needs and prepares workers for good jobs in the fastest growing careers. The site requires users to register, but the process is quick and efficient.
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