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Improving Worker Skills and Job Quality among the Poor

We experienced a service interruption during this webinar that cut the recording into two parts with approximately two minutes of presentation lost.
In this webinar, Georgetown Professor of Public Policy and IRP affiliate Harry Holzer will broadly review the factors that limit labor market skills among disadvantaged students and workers. In particular, he will discuss low completion rates that plague so many students in college and the relative absence of high-quality alternatives in career and technical education or work-based learning, along with policy remedies to those problems. In addition to the focus on the supply of worker skills, he will consider what we know about labor market demand for different skills and how policymakers might affect that side of the issue.


Economic Support, Education & Training, Education & Training General, Employment, Job Training, Labor Market, Low-Wage Work, Postsecondary Education, Unemployment/Nonemployment