If you are looking for evidence-based research and emerging practices, Workforce System Strategies (WSS) is the place to start and we invite you to take a closer look at our collection of resources. WSS, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, provides a central tool for workforce professionals and their partners who strive to improve outcomes for job seekers and employers through informed decisions.
Our comprehensive database contains over 1200 profiles that summarize a wide range of reports, studies, and papers that focus on career pathways, post-secondary education, job search assistance, registered apprenticeships, case management, employer engagement, partnerships, system building, and many more workforce development related topics. The profiles highlight recent research and evaluation reports or technical assistance tools and guides that support program management and operations; education and training; or employment, retention or advancement activities. WSS profiles summarize the reports, tools and guides; describe the analytical methodology; share major findings and recommendations; list applicable workforce and education topics; and provide information about the target populations and geographic locations.
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Implementing evidence-based practices can help ensure effective service design and delivery without reinventing the wheel. It is the process of systematically finding, appraising and using current research findings as the basis for making sound programmatic...