Workforce readiness is an issue that is of great national and societal importance. For the United States and other countries to thrive in a globally interconnected environment of wide-ranging opportunities and threats, the need to develop and maintain a skilled and adaptable workforce is critical. National investments in job training and schools remain essential in stimulating businesses and employment agencies to collaborate productively with educators who provide both training and vocational guidance.
Workforce Readiness and the Future of Work argues that the large-scale multifaceted efforts required to ensure a reliable and strong supply of talent and skill in the U.S. workforce should be addressed systematically, simultaneously, and systemically across disciplines of thought and levels of analysis. In a four-part framework, the authors cover the major areas of:
With contributions from leading scholars, this volume informs high-priority workforce effectiveness issues of current and future concern and concrete research, practice, and policy directions to generate novel insights of a multilevel and system-wide nature.
Series Editor’s Foreword
Frederick L. Oswald, Tara S. Behrend, Lori L. Foster
Chapter 1: The Psychology of Working and Workforce Readiness: How to Pursue Decent Work
Richard P. Douglas, Ryan D. Duffy, Jessica W. England, and Nicholas P. Gensmer
Part I – Education
Chapter 2: Supporting the Development of Interest in the Workplace
K. Ann and Suzanne E. Hidi
Chapter 3: Preparing Students for the Future of Work: A Formative Assessment Approach
Alex Casillas, Patrick C. Kyllonen, and Jason Way
Chapter 4: Advancing Workforce Readiness Among Low-Income and Minority High School Students
Barbara Schneider, Lindsey Young
Part II – Employment
Chapter 5: Workforce Readiness in Times of Change: Employer Perspectives
Richard A. Guzzo
Chapter 6: The Military as a Source for Civilian Workforce Development
Nathan D. Ainspan, Karin A. Orvis, and Lynne M. Kelley
Chapter 7: O*NET and The Nature of Work
Erich Dierdorff and Kemp Ellington
Part III – Technology
Chapter 8: Technology and Workforce Readiness: Implications for Skills Training and the Economy
Harry J. Holzer
Chapter 9: Data and Technology for Impact Hiring: Two Early Experiments
Darko Lovric, Shanti Nayak, Abigail Carlton, and Mark McCoy
Chapter 10: Identifying and Managing Talent in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Reece Akhtar, Dave Winsborough, Darko Lovric, and Tomas Chmorro-Premuzic
Part IV – Policy
Chapter 11: Education for Workforce Readiness: Findings from Reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Chapter 12: Apprenticeships
John S. Gaal
Credentialing in the 21st Century: Looking Beyond the Event Horizon
James Keevy, Volker Rein, Borhene Chakroun, Lori L. Foster
Prospects and Pitfalls in Building the Future Workforce
Ruth Kanfer and Jamai Blivin
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