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Latino Pathways Report to Investors. A thriving region that works well for all people must pursue two goals simultaneously: competitiveness and equity.

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1 Latino Pathways Report to Investors

2 A thriving region that works well for all people must pursue two goals simultaneously: competitiveness and equity. The State of the South 2007

3 1. The economy is continually in motion.

4 2. Change brings new people.

5 3. Our future depends on raising skills for everyone.

6 Projected Effect of Immigration on U.S. Population Growth, 2000 to 2050 Millions of People Source: Congressional Budget Office

7 Half of adult workers without a high school diploma are foreign-born.

8 Three quarters of workers born in Mexico and Central America are employed in occupations with minimal educational requirements.

9 1. The economy is continually in motion.

10 2. Change brings new people.

11 3. Our future depends on raising skills for everyone.

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13 Hispanic population: ,667

14 Hispanic population: ,726

15 Hispanic population: ,963

16 Hispanic population: ,087

17 Are we ready?

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19 Theory of Change If we build a community partnership and provide them with data, coaching, and seed funding then they will design and implement a program to: Create new economic opportunities for Latino immigrant jobseekers; Support industry growth sectors.

20 What have we learned?

21 Institutional change

22 JobLink Centers Commit to greater access Bilingual staff Targeted programs

23 Community Colleges Career pathways model Contextualized language training Flexible hours

24 Grassroots Organizations Active player in workforce development Outreach and education Voice for community

25 Individual results: 268 individuals enrolled 175 in Basic Skills and ESL 53 in vocational training 28 placed in jobs

26 Unfinished business

27 Employers Mentoring Supervisory training Career advancement support

28 Completing a national model

29 Economic change New people Higher skills

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