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The Right Connections: Navigating the Workforce Development System

February 1, 2005 Publication

A wide array of organizations provides direct education, training, or employment services. Some of the more common entities include technical schools, colleges, and universities, vocational rehabilitation centers, apprenticeship programs, community-based organizations, One-Stop Career Centers, welfare-to-work training programs, literacy programs, Job Corp Centers, unions, and labor/management programs.

This brief is aimed at helping those who work with youth better understand how to navigate this complex system. This brief provides an overview of the workforce development system in 2005 and focuses on one piece of legislation that impacts youth, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

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