237 views • posted 10/11/2023 • updated 10/11/2023
The term “workforce development” might not resonate with you or your agency at first glance, but chances are, at some level, your organization is already engaging in workforce development efforts.
This resource guide provides an overview of what intentional workforce development looks like so that you can engage external partners to help develop your own workforce development efforts. It highlights innovative workforce programs that advance economic and workforce equity opportunities for their communities while highlighting career opportunities in the field of parks and recreation. This resource’s key findings and lessons learned from these programs help to inspire your organization to further develop your own workforce development efforts.
Once you have finished reviewing this resource guide, make sure to check out NPRA’s Workforce Development Self-Guided Workbook. The self-guided workbook provides additional guidance for identifying and reaching your goals for community-based workforce development in the field of parks and recreation.
Attached document published June 2021
posted Oct 14, 2023
This report from the Center for American Progress looks at recent research on the direct, indirect, and induced jobs created by the conservation economy—recreation, renewable energy, restoration, and sustainable land management.
posted Oct 10, 2023
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posted Oct 10, 2023
This Action Guide aims to provide practical and actionable guidance to International Development Organizations (IDOs) on how to better respond to the diverse needs of young people as their countries undergo complex transitions to a greener economy.
posted Oct 9, 2023
The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable partnered with Oregon State University’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy to look deeper into the career paths, workforce needs, and future opportunities across America’s outdoor recreation economy.