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The Bottom Line Newsletter-Issue 2

BSRs, this newsletter is for you!  Tools and special points of interest covered in this newsletter include the latest on our American Job Center branding effort, an overview of DOL’s electronic tools, information on the new Credentials Forum, and more!


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Faith-based and Community Groups Bring Creativity to Job Fairs

On May 18, 2012, Ben Seigel from the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships hosted a webinar and conference call on job fairs. 


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Small Business Toolkit!

Check out this new resource, a toolkit titled, Channeling Good Ideas Into Jobs:  Workforce Partnerships that Support Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses.  This toolkit is accompanied by a webinar that brought several workforce professionals together to discuss their best practices in this area of the workforce system. Click the…


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Announcements

A KEY INDUSTRY ENDORSEMENT

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers, a premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking, has issued a cutting edge white paper, “Workforce Imperative:  A Manufacturing Education Strategy” containing a national action plan to address job skills gaps in the manufacturing sector.  The paper identifies the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration’s Advanced Manufacturing Competency Model as one of four key pillars of manufacturing knowledge, standing side by side with workforce development, manufacturing education, and industry-recognized credentials.  

This culmination of two years of research, involving hundreds of stakeholders from industry, government and education, reinforces the value of the model to our industry and education partners as a tool to prepare the current and future workers for the real life skills needs of the manufacturing sector. 

Read it now:  www.sme.org/WorkforceImperative