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Texas Workforce Investments: Returns for Participants, Taxpayers, and Society

The Texas workforce development system strives to ensure that employers, individuals, and communities have the opportunity to achieve and sustain economic prosperity. The demands on this system will increase as the state's workforce, currently over 11 million, continues to diversify …  More

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Education and Work after High School: Recent Findings from the Central Texas Student Futures Project

Any strong regional economy is built on the success of its educational system, both secondary and postsecondary. The Central Texas Student Futures project is providing a new comprehensive, longitudinal study of high school graduates. This project combines surveys of high …  More

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More Support for College Education Would Yield Large Dividends in Texas

States and regions with large numbers of educated workers enjoy many social and economic benefits, including low crime rates, high-technology-based employment, high per-capita income, and high wages. It follows that state policymakers should implement policies that increase the number of …  More

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Fast Track to Hi Tech: Current Research on Targeted Workforce Development

Both the state of Texas and the city of Austin have pursued a cluster-based approach to economic development. Since 2004, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce (GACC) has raised $14 million in private funds through its "Opportunity Austin" campaign to …  More

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M2M: The Wireless Revolution

Forecast of the economic impact and educational needs associated with M2M technologies in the state of Texas. M2M stands for "machine to machine" and refers to technologies which enable networking or remote access to devices embedded in physical, chemical and …  More

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Gaming: A Technology Forecast

Forecast of trends in the digital game industry, including economic impact and workforce needs, with recommendations for Texas community and technical colleges.

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Wage Inequality in Austin: Different Industries, Different Stories

The Austin Equity Commission (AEC) was created in May 2000 and charged with building a consensus around a strategic vision for long-range economic prosperity and social equity. Using the Austin Index and the U.S. Census of Population to compare wage …  More

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The State at Work: The "Workforce Investment Act of 1998" and What it Means for Texas

The Workforce Investment Act (Public Law 105-220), signed into law August 7, 1998, represents the culmination of bipartisan efforts to reform the nation’s workforce development programs. On July 1, 1999, Texas began implementing the provisions of this law, one of …  More

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Beyond Beijing: The Course of Women’s Struggle for Equal Opportunity in Japan

Discusses the opportunity for change in Japan towards a more gender-equitable system. Describes the role of women in Japan’s industrialization and development of its peculiar management system. Discusses the legal, corporate and external framework for workforce equality. Explains the role …  More

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