Are you looking for ideas on how to improve your services to jobseekers and employers?  The popularity of these how-to-guides attests to the benefits of using tools that have already proven successful for workforce professionals and their partners implementing workforce system policies and working to improve their systems.

Work-Based Learning Policy: For Out-Of-School Youth and Disadvantaged Adults
This toolkit provides resources to state policymakers and advocates on state policies for work-based learning that combines instruction at a worksite with classroom learning. The focus of the toolkit is on paid work-based learning during employment for out-of-school youth and disadvantaged adults.

Apprenticeship Guide for YouthBuild Programs
Apprenticeship’s uniquely effective approach to skills attainment continues to be an important pathway for young people into well-paying, high-demand jobs. YouthBuild practitioners or anyone interested in apprenticeship can use this brief guide to understand:

  • DOL’s National Registered Apprenticeship System;
  • How to establish and manage relationships with registered apprenticeship programs; and
  • How to strengthen the links between local YouthBuild programs and DOL’s Office of Apprenticeship state and regional offices as well as State Apprenticeship Agencies.

Effective Case Management: Key Elements and Practices from the Field
This toolkit details examples of promising case management methods and highlights related tools and policies that were gathered through scanning online resources, interviewing subject-matter experts, and participating in a work group made of workforce development professionals from across the United States.

A Resource Guide to Engaging Employers
This toolkit offers examples of promising partnerships between community colleges and employers and provides recommendations about how such partnerships can be cultivated.

Policy to Performance Toolkit: Transitioning Adults to Opportunity
This toolkit provides guidance and tools for developing, implementing, and monitoring state policies and practices that support an effective state adult basic education to postsecondary education and training transition system.

TAACCCT Sustainability Toolkit
This toolkit provides workforce development practitioners and program leaders with tools and strategies to create a sustainability plan for innovations created through Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants and highlights examples of sustainable innovations for each of the TAACCCT core elements. While developed under the TAACCCT initiative, the strategies and resources in this toolkit may be valuable to other workforce development, education and/or economic development programs.