Partners can use the links below to find recent data and research related to adult literacy, workforce development, and the Capital Region.
White Paper on Contextualized Models for Delivering Adult Literacy Services Incorporating a Return on Investment Analysis
In 2013, Capital Workforce Partners developed the White Paper on Contextualized Models for Delivering Adult Literacy Services Incorporating a Return on Investment Analysis to address the need to bring the contextualized learning pilot programs to scale throughout the region, thereby expanding the positive adult literacy outcomes of unemployed individuals seeking to attain middle skills jobs. To read the entire report click here.
A Review of Contextualized Learning and Its Importance to Career Advancement for Adults in Connecticut: A Report conducted by the CETC Career Advancement Committee, for the CT Employment and Training Commission (CETC), December 12, 2013. This report looks at how contextualized learning programs can help fill the skills gap in CT, and offers a framework for developing these programs. To read the entire report click here.
Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Framework
The Alliance framework provides a clear set of criteria and indicators for what constitutes a quality state and local/regional career pathway system, as well as metrics to assess participant progress and success. For more information, click here.
OECD Skills Outlook 2013
This first OECD Skills Outlook presents the initial results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), which evaluates the skills of adults in 24 countries. It provides insights into the availability of some of the key skills and how they are used at work and at home. A major component is the direct assessment of key information-processing skills: literacy, numeracy and problem solving in the context of technology-rich environments. Click here to find out more or download a copy of the report.
Metro Hartford Progress Points
Developed by a group of key regional stakeholders and published by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Metro Hartford Progress Points is a periodic 'check-up' for the region to build greater understanding about issues facing the Greater Hartford community. Using a core set of data indicators to identify opportunities for action the 2014 report addresses the following key areas:
- Defining Our Region
- Increasing Globalization
- Growing Suburban Poverty
- Stubborn Education Gaps
For more information or to download the report, click here.