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Uses a survey experiment to assess two models of student choice: one in which students use median earnings, and one in which students use median earnings and earnings variation. Provides background on the policy context, reviews related literature on earnings and major choice, discusses the researchers' empirical expectations, describes the experimental design of the study, presents the results, and discusses the findings.


Reviews recent federal, national, regional, and local efforts to nurture community college partnerships with employers. Considers whether people with disabilities have been included in ongoing community college-employer partnership efforts and whether these types of partnerships have been incorporated into current disability employment initiatives. 


Highlights the key findings from the Heldrich Center’s effort to document the experiences of older and younger American workers during the worst labor market in a generation.


Examines facilities, track, and road maintenance occupations in the public transportation industry. Provides job duties, qualifications, salary ranges, and alternate job titles.


This webinar took place in August 2008 and featured presentations by Robert B. Nicholas, Ph.D., Senior Visiting Fellow for Disability Research, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development; Jack Quigley, Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Project Manager, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services; and Dr. Joseph Ashley, Assistant Commissioner, Grants & Special Programs, Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services. It was moderated by Nanette Relave, Director, State Peer Leaders Network, NTAR Leadership Center, Director, Center for Workers with Disabilities.