—A core set of High Performance Work Organization firms willing to participate in standard setting and to offer training slots and mentors.
—Strategies for enriching existing coop ed, tech prep, other programs to meet the criteria.
—Commitment to implementing new general education standard in legislation.
—Commitment to implementing the new Technical and Professional skills standards for college.
—Commitment to developing an outcome- and performance-based system for human resources development. —Commitment to new role for employment service.
—Commitment to join with others in national design and implementation activity.
Young adults entering workforce. Dislocated workers. Long term unemployed. Employed who want to upgrade skills.
—Institute own version of state and local labor market boards. Local labor market boards to involve leading employers, labor representatives, educators and advocacy group leaders in running the redesigned employment service, running intake system for all clients, counseling all clients, maintaining the information system that will make the vendor market efficient and organizing employers to provide job experience and training slots for school youth and adult trainees.
—Rebuild employment service as a primary function of labor market boards.
—Develop programs to bring dropouts and illiterate up to general education certificate standard. Organize local alternative providers and firms to provide alternative education, counseling, job experience and placement services to these clients.
—Develop programs for dislocated workers and hard-core unemployed (see below).