The Center generates new approaches to building a quality workforce by engaging in active research, study and participation with Workforce Development stakeholders while maintaining involvement in a variety of initiatives,including:
• Creating industry-specific training for jobs that are likely to develop in the changing economy. The Center works with partners from industry, educational institutions and government to analyze needs and offer classes, certificates and degrees to improve the workforce
• Exploring the underlying changes in the economy and what they mean for individual workers and employers
• Examining specific growth industries and developing insights into the skills and knowledge needed by the workforce that will help these industries grow
In addition, the Center has assisted in the development of the School's newest center, the Center for the Study of the Workplace (www.studyofwork.com). The workplace is dramatically changing. The Center for the Study of the Workplace is an exciting, interactive, electronic endeavor that engages academics, employers and employees in the quest to build successful organizations and careers in ever-changing work conditions.