National Transitional Jobs Network - Workforce Competitiveness Discussion List

Discussion Announcement

The Workforce Competitiveness Discussion List will host this discussion as an extension of our current focus on transitions to work.

Our guest will be Chris Warland from the National Transitional Jobs Network (NTJN). Chris was one of our speakers at the COABE/ProLiteracy PreConference on Transitioning Adults to Post-secondary Opportunities and Work.

The focus of the National Transitional Jobs Network is helping the hardest to employ get and keep jobs. NTJN works to support and expand the size, type, and number of Transitional Jobs programs nationwide and to support the quality of the service model. Chris Warland will discuss and answer questions about:

  • the TJ strategy,
  • planning and funding new programs,
  • emerging research on TJ, and
  • how adult education providers and employment programs can effectively partner for the benefit of their participants.

If you are interested in this topic, please join us for this discussion by subscribing to the Workforce Competitiveness Discussion List. Also, please invite colleagues who would be interested but are not currently members of this discussion list to join us too.


Chris Warland, National Transitional Jobs Network (NTJN)

As Program & Policy Liaison, Chris manages the National Transitional Jobs Network's technical assistance activities, including consulting with Transitional Jobs programs to improve their outcomes, creating tools and resources for TJ programs, gathering and disseminating best practices, and assisting with the planning and implementation of new programs. Prior to his work in the field of workforce development, Chris was an adult education instructor for 6 years at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, where he taught ESL, literacy, ABE, and GED classes, as well as helping develop life skills and employability curricula and operating the lending library for detainee students. In his work with the NTJN he has had a particular interest in integrating adult learning opportunities with transitional employment as a means to improve employment outcomes and quality of life for people with barriers to employment.

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