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Title: The Southern Workforce Index
Date: 2005
Southern Growth Policies Board
“The Index offers a bird's-eye view of the South's workforce development challenges and is non-traditional in form and philosophy--it makes no distinction between workforce development and economic development. The Index calls on the Southern states to respond on multiple fronts, not through a fragmented system of education programs. Specifically, The Index focuses on the need to tailor services to individual clients, tap into non-traditional sources of workers, and better inform students and teachers about the economy, starting at the earliest ages. The Index outlines 15 indicators for measuring the region's process and contains state-by-state data and summaries of workforce initiatives in the region.?

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