Abstract

Training programs have been largely unsuccessful in providing jobs for the unemployed or those employed in low-level jobs. Yet public support for these programs has remained high. This seeming contradiction is explored by reviewing evidence suggesting that what has been created are not policies to train people for jobs, but a thriving ―training industry‖ that only marginally assists individuals in finding employment or in developing skills that allow for career advancement.

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Jun 1st, 3:05 PM

Job Training and the Skills Debate: A Road to Nowhere?

Training programs have been largely unsuccessful in providing jobs for the unemployed or those employed in low-level jobs. Yet public support for these programs has remained high. This seeming contradiction is explored by reviewing evidence suggesting that what has been created are not policies to train people for jobs, but a thriving ―training industry‖ that only marginally assists individuals in finding employment or in developing skills that allow for career advancement.