Rekindling the Dream. How can you be such an angry young man? Your future looks quite bright to me! Angry Young Man, Styx. Future? I don’t even have today, man. SC High School Drop Out, 2005.
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Rekindling the Dream
How can you be such an angry young man? Your future looks quite bright to me!
Angry Young Man, Styx
Future? I don’t even have today, man.
SC High School Drop Out, 2005
Poor people are not taught that they are in charge of their own lives, or that they can change their lives through the sheer force of their own ambition. Self-reliance and ambition are not parts of the culture of poverty.
ACC Newsletter, Winter 2007
Over 18 versus
Labor Force = 2,046,546
(Employed + Unemployed)
Employed = 1,874,063
(Persons ≥16 working at least one hour/wk)
Unemployed = 172,483
(Not employed, available and actively seeking employment)
Not in Labor Force = 497,807
(Persons in population 18 years and older minus the labor force; based on 2004 Census Data, ≈.5 M over the age of 65)
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
money for training,
money for support
Self Service Opportunities
Different Levels of Jobs and Workers
$3.2M in Competitive Grants Samples of awards:OCTech: developing career pathways and providing instruction in nursing assistant, pre-employment manufacturing, patient care technician, and truck driving First Steps: developing career pathways for child care workers and providing training from the lowest to the highest jobs and skill levelsLexington/Richland 5: tripling the hours for adult education focusing on closing literacy and numeracy gaps, especially targeting the prison population, and assisting with the transition to the workforce
Sample of WIA Participant Results
In 05—06, SC workforce development invested roughly $1900 in each of 10,889 adults seeking employment.
4800 adults are still receiving services.
Results for the other 6,055:
84% employment rate
90% employment retention rate
gain of $2906.
From July to the end of January, WIA has served 20% more adults than during the same period last year.
We will be partnering with CAP agencies in the coming months to discuss more direct referrals, etc.
In a global economy, the government
cannot give anybody a guaranteed
success story, but you can give people the tools to make the most of their own lives.
Philip Bobbitt, The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course of History