Mapping the Pittsburgh Work-Related Education System

by Susan J. Bodilly, David Menefee-Libey


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This Note describes, or "maps," the work-related education system in the Pittsburgh region. Emphasizing education and training activities that provide skills directly relevant to employment in the region, the study focuses both on subbaccalaureate education that provides entry-level skills and on training that upgrades skills or supports shifts to new occupations. It presents a broad picture of the various providers that fulfill these functions, identifying the most important provider types and describing each in terms of the population it serves, the mission it sees itself performing, the amount and sources of the resources it expends, the relative importance of the work-related mission compared with other institutional missions, and, where possible, the relationships it has with other parts of the system. Although the authors do not attempt to evaluate how well the system functions, they provide essential background information to support members of the Pittsburgh community in their own assessments, in this way offering support to strategic planning efforts related to human resource development.

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