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Production in the Innovation Economy$
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Richard M. Locke and Rachel L. Wellhausen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019927

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019927.001.0001

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The New Skill Production System: Policy Challenges and Solutions in Manufacturing Labor Markets

The New Skill Production System: Policy Challenges and Solutions in Manufacturing Labor Markets

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(p.51) 3 The New Skill Production System: Policy Challenges and Solutions in Manufacturing Labor Markets
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Production in the Innovation Economy
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Andrew Weaver

Paul Osterman

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019927.003.0003

This chapter draws on results from chapter 2 and additional fieldwork to suggest policy responses to the state of employment skills demands in blue-collar manufacturing. The authors argue that strengthening labor market intermediaries, improving community college and high school performance, and reducing volatility in manufacturing employment will stimulate the flow of new employees. The new skill production system in the US places training outside the firm, meaning that intermediary institutions need to play the roles that in-house actions once did. The chapter gives examples of employer-driven, workforce board, and non-profit intermediaries as well as successful community college models.

Keywords:   Labor market, Community college, Intermediary, Employment, Blue-collar, Wages

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