Inside of factory
Inside of factory

Job Training

Job Training is a subtopic of Economic Development.

Other Economic Development subtopics include:

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  • Research Report

A young person’s first job is a critical developmental step toward adulthood. A first job provides an opportunity for youth to engage with the financial system and also infuses earnings into the local economy. In cities across the nation, youth…

  • CitiesSpeak

Competing in a global economy demands that we continue supporting manufacturing areas by providing skilled workers with certificates and degrees from qualified community and technical colleges.

This is a guest…

photo - The City of Wichita Leads the Way in Career and Technical Education
photo - The City of Wichita Leads the Way in Career and Technical Education
  • CitiesSpeak

Here are three specific areas in which cities and their partners can continue to demonstrate effective practices, adopt supportive policies, and determine what’s needed to grow initiatives that benefit more youth.

photo - Cities Can Lead National Effort to Get More Young People Working Again
photo - Cities Can Lead National Effort to Get More Young People Working Again
  • CitiesSpeak

Many workers in hourly, low-wage jobs struggle to manage their lives while navigating difficult work schedules, but several cities have taken action recently to address the challenge and promote a healthier workforce.

Factory Worker
Factory Worker
  • CitiesSpeak

Mayors Bill Peduto and Virg Bernero explain why now is the time to invest in America’s infrastructure and make a national commitment to advanced manufacturing.

This is a guest post by Mayor Bill Peduto and Mayor Virg…

manufacturing
manufacturing
  • CitiesSpeak

City leaders grapple with building meaningful postsecondary educational pathways for all their residents, understanding the link between their success and the city’s success.

As part of NLC’s recent Mayors’ Institute…

mayors
mayors
  • CitiesSpeak

As our 2016 State of the Cities report shows, mayors across the country are becoming increasingly aware of the link between a strong local economy and investment in programs that help residents build workforce skills.

Economic development…

Neward
Neward
  • CitiesSpeak

A new agreement in California shows how cities can improve public safety and help communities by supporting people returning from detention in jail.

This is a guest post by Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino. This post is part…

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train tracks
  • CitiesSpeak

Throughout this two-year project, our Institute for Youth, Education, and Families will delve into cities’ work on early childhood workforce issues, highlight successes across the country, and bring together local leaders around these issues.…

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teacher
  • CitiesSpeak

In cities, top-line economic growth has not necessarily delivered bottom-line prosperity. Together with the Brookings Institution, NLC hosted an event to examine the rising inequality in cities and focus on concrete ways to address it.