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Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative (BAWFC)

The Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative (BAWFC) is a nationally recognized initiative, led by local and national foundations, to address the skills gap that leaves too many job-seekers and workers in poverty while employers are unable to meet needs for a skilled workforce. Launched in 2004, the BAWFC seeks to enhance economic competitiveness and reduce poverty by strengthening the ability of the workforce development system to meet the needs of employers and low-skilled adults. (USA)

Bureau of Economic Analysis

BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation’s economy. (USA)

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.

Investing Early: Intervention Programs in Selected U.S. States

Written by: Alisa Cunningham, Christina Redmond, Jamie Merisotis Institute for Higher Education Policy February 2003

Master Career Counselor (MCC)

Master Career Counselors must have: (1) Master’s degree or higher in counseling (2) 5 years post-masters experience in career development (3) Many possess NCC or NCCC credentials and hold state counseling/psychologist licensure

Master Career Specialist (MCS)

Master’s degree or higher in fields other than counseling; 5 years post masters experience in career development AND one of the following: (1) Completion of the NCDA Career Development Facilitator Training Program (2) One Year of Supervised Career Development Experience (3) Subject to 30 hours of continuing education every 5 years. May elect to be included on the NCDA “”Need Career Help?”” Online Directory for an additional annual fee.

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

The National Certified Counselor (NCC) is the premier certification for the counseling profession. Holding the NCC demonstrates to colleagues and the public that you have voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of counseling.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade. (USA)

Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

PHR certification is a great way to establish yourself in the HR field. It proves your 
mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S., and creates a 
solid foundation for your future advancement.

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