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Economic development though Global Strategic Sustainability (GSS) is critical for
survival in a global competitive market. CAPED’s vision is to promote greater collaboration
among regional universities, community colleges, technical schools, government and
the private sector in order to create, attract, and retain human capital necessary
to fill industry labor demands, and to position this region at a global competitive
advantage. Therefore, establishing public-
A recently Brookings article explained our economic development condition well: “Ten years ago, most regional economic development partnerships focused primarily on regional branding and marketing to attract businesses from elsewhere. However, some regions have realized that the returns to those efforts are minimal, with businesses attraction accounting for only 1 to 2 percent of net new jobs in most places, according to economist Jed Kolko. So, the focus has been shifting toward growing new jobs by strengthening and leveraging existing assets already present in the region’s firms, industry clusters, and supply chains.”
Across America, this shift into the apprenticeship model of learning is gaining credibility and the attention of business leaders, academic leaders and legislative bodies. The Interim Report to the 84th Legislature by House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development reaffirms the movement to break barriers and implement solutions. In part, the reports states: “A new U.S. era has arrived. The availability of better educated talent with up-
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Interim Report to the 84th Legislature
Texas House Economic and Small Business Development
Email letters of support to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The apprenticeship model of learning is a proven strategy which links an education to meaningful strategic jobs. In light of the culminating crisis with a shortage of a skilled labor force, aligning industry demands to specialized training of youth will ultimately lead to local economic development and sustainable communities.
Apprenticeships are a key because:
Apprenticeships are a robust strategy for debt-