To establish an education-to-workforce pipeline, state leaders need to align labor market efforts with the education pipeline to ensure a seamless system of academic, technical, and employability skills preparedness. This updated brief aims to identify opportunities to connect, align, and leverage state policies, programs, and funding across federal laws that govern the pipeline.
GYO is one strategy to address local teacher shortages and recruit future teachers of color. By leveraging local talent, GYO programs can promote a more diverse workforce while supporting college and career readiness development in high school students. The learning series, Grow Your Own: A Systemic Approach to Securing an Effective Educator Talent Pool, helps those interested in developing and implementing GYO programs through four short modules.
4 Feb 2019
What is design thinking and how is AIR using it to serve vulnerable populations? AIR expert Virginia Hamilton explains how design thinking is used across a variety of sectors and can bring a diverse group of people together to work toward the same goal: supporting others.
4 Feb 2019
Q & A
Virginia Hamilton is the organizational lead for design thinking and innovation and has extensive policy experience in a variety of workforce topics, including job training, unemployment, and economic development. Her previous experience includes a regional administrator position at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is working with AIR to provide gold standard service to travelers with disabilities. Through AIR’s interactive online training, customer service personnel learn about disability law, gain a deeper understanding of the needs of travelers with disabilities, and roleplay respectful etiquette for serving these customers.
17 Apr 2018
People with disabilities provide opportunities for business and industry. This report examines the significant and growing economic power of the disability market through the lens of disposable and discretionary income, and provides information to help motivate businesses to enter this market.
17 Apr 2018
This infographic illuminates the disposable and discretionary income of people with disabilities compared with other similarly sized market segments, such as African Americans and Hispanics.
14 Sep 2017
In 2016, more than one quarter of adults had a nondegree credential—including a postsecondary certificate, occupational license, or occupational certification—according to the latest results from the National Household Education Surveys. This report summarizes key findings from the 2016 Adult Training and Education Survey, which gathered nationally representative data on U.S. adults’ training and education as of 2016.
5 May 2017
The accurate assessment and documentation of the knowledge and skills of job applicants as well as existing employees is one of an organization’s most important responsibilities if it is to ensure quality and fairness. AIR builds tests based on job requirements, and evaluates the assessments, pre-delivery, to ensure they are reliable and that valid decisions can be made about the test takers.
5 May 2017
Organizations are often faced with choosing employees from a large pool of applicants, at the pre-employment stage or at the promotion stage of the employee life cycle. AIR builds comprehensive employee selection systems, often based on our previously developed job analyses, competency models, and/or tests.