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Beyond Training and the Skills Gap: Research and Recommendations for Racially Equitable Communications in Workforce Development

by Dennis Chin; Dominique Apollon; Terry Keleher

Jan 1, 2019

As part of a three-year Race Forward project on racial equity in workforce development, Beyond Training and the "Skills Gap" – Research and Recommendations for Racially Equitable Communications in Workforce Development provides a broad picture forthe field's leaders and professionals of how the workers they serve – particularly workers ofcolor – are framed in the media coverage of jobs in two expanding, higher wage industries – technology and health care. The report also provides the workforce development field with practical tips for racially equitable communications to broaden the collective responsibility for employment and other economic outcomes in our communities.