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Community of Practice Resources: System Alignment

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Postsecondary Partner Outreach Strategies Mini-Toolkit
A guide to navigating postsecondary institutions and strategies to create long-term buy-in.


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Act Now: Partnerships in Action
WIOA creates new opportunities for partnerships that are especially critical across WIOA core programs. A number of state and local teams from Adult, Dislocated Worker, Youth, Wagner-Peyser Employment Service, Adult Education and Vocational Rehabilitation, and other partners such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families are already aligning their resources in innovative ways to improve services to their shared customers. 


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Shifting Workforce Development into High Gear: How Economic Developers Lead Workforce System Alignment
The paper provides an overview of the players in workforce development, a survey of economic developers’ approach to the issue, six case studies of organizations making an impact, and recommendations for how to best influence workforce development on a regional, state, and local scale. 


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Resource Mapping Techniques and Strategies
This webinar will inform participants on innovative strategies for identifying resources at the state and local level to enhance program design and improve service delivery. 


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Resource Mapping: Identifying your Community Economic Development Network
A resource to help workforce agencies map relevant resources for community economic development organizations. 


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Leveraging Funding Opportunities for Disadvantaged Populations: Strategies and Sources
This Issue Brief explores strategies for securing federal grants and other funding opportunities to sustain programs and services for disadvantaged adults and youth.


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Braided Funding Toolkit
In Accelerating Opportunity, braided funding, the weaving together of various state, federal, and private funding streams, along with funding strategies, is critical to implementing integrated career pathways.


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State Workforce and Education Alignment Project
The initiative seeks to create better cross-program information that allows state policy leaders to see how these programs can work together in their state, and how individuals can advance through these programs over time in the pursuit of postsecondary credentials and higher-paying employment. SWEAP will assess how state policy leaders find such information useful for the purpose of improving workforce development policy in their state, and ultimately educational and labor market outcomes for program participants.