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Costs & Funding

What types of costs do sector initiatives incur? How do initiatives fund their work? What does it cost to support a student in training?

In AspenWSI’s work with sector initiatives, we have learned a lot about the specific types of costs that initiatives incur to manage their daily operations and support their participants with education and other services.  We have also learned a great deal about how initiatives fund their work and the resources they leverage to support their efforts.  In this section, visitors can read about how initiatives fund student support services, find detailed budgets from sector initiative case studies, and review publications that discuss the opportunities and challenges that public  funding streams pose to sector initiatives.

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Courses to Employment: Partnering to Create Paths to Education and Careers

This publication summarizes research from AspenWSI’s Courses to Employment project,...
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Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Programs: Interviews with Field Leaders

By Maureen Conway, Allison Gerber and Matt Helmer This publication shares research from...
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Sectoral Strategies for Low-Income Workers: Lessons from the Field

By Maureen Conway, Amy Blair, Steven L. Dawson and Linda Dworak-Muñoz This publication...
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Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Programs: Results from a National Survey

By Maureen Conway and Allison Gerber This publication shares findings from a...
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