Programs that Advance Low-Wage, Low-Skill Workers: A Directory of Applicants to the 2003 Career Advancement Strategy Competition
JFF is undertaking a multi-year effort to accelerate the development and expansion of workforce strategies that advance lower-skilled individuals into better jobs while also meeting the needs of employers. With support from the U.S. Department of Labor, JFF launched the 2003 Career Advancement Strategy Competition as part of our efforts to identify such organizations and help them refine and expand their successful approaches. That competition yielded Programs that Advance Low-Wage, Low-Skill Workers, drawing on a new database of about 275 advancement programs across the United States, which we are using to build knowledge about employer-driven advancement practices. The directory provides basic information about all the competition applicants in order to acknowledge their commitment to advancement and to enable organizations in the advancement field to reach one another.