Workforce Strategy Center

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Workforce Strategy Center (WSC) is a nonprofit organization that works with federal, state and local workforce development and economic development agencies and community colleges to align policies and practices to help workers advance in a changing economy.

The organization focuses on working with other entities with the ultimate goal of finding ways to transition workers displaced from their previous jobs into new careers.

One example of such an approach is Career Pathways, a framework for career advancement that has emerged over the past decade that emphasizes the need for post-secondary education and training. Workforce Strategy Center (WSC) has worked throughout the United States on Career Pathways[1].

Founded by Julian L. Alssid in 1998, WSC has three main areas of concentration. WSC works with education, workforce development and economic development practitioners on the state and local levels to develop strategies to help students and workers meet the needs of local economies [2]. WSC assists state and national policymakers to develop education and employment policies that better align public resources to develop more effective workforce development programs [3]. As an applied think tank, WSC conducts research and issues reports to advance the field of workforce development policy and practice [4]. Workforce Strategy Center's work has been cited in national newspapers [5], prominent trade publications [6] [7] [8] [9], and on National Public Radio [10] [11].


WSC has published articles and reports on workforce development issues [12]. In addition, WSC has published the following op-eds:

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