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WIN at the Library
LIBRARIES and WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
The Texas Library Association is proud to announce a new campaign, WIN at the library. This program is designed to promote the many workforce and career/college readiness programs, activities, and resources available at Texas libraries.
Workforce Development – What is it?
In its broadest sense, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT is
an economic and educational development approach that attempts to enhance economic stability and prosperity by focusing on individuals. It is ... a holistic approach considering participants' many barriers, the overall needs of a region, and the potential for success of the emerging pool of workers. Today workforce development often is seen as a solution to issues of social equity. (Adapted from Wikipedia – a useful broad definition)
Why we should care…
The basis for individual and social stability and progress rests largely the ability of the population to meet essential needs while having the opportunity to augment life priorities (e.g., education, economic security, freedom of expression, creativity, and humanitarian work, for instance).
Furthermore, businesses, industries, and institutional interests rely on qualified and efficient employees to operate, innovate, and succeed.
As educational institutions, LIBRARIES share in the mission is to facilitate the achievement of these goals.
Workforce development is of keen interest to our stakeholders, communities, administrators, parents, businesses, employers, decision makers, costumers, and students.
Small Business Development Office opens at the Laredo Public Library.
Goals of project WIN:
For additional information, contact Gloria Meraz.
Created on Apr 6, 2014 | Last updated May 19, 2014