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What's Coming to ScopeofPracticePolicy.org in 2018?

ScopeofPracticePolicy.org—a website aimed at educating state policymakers about scope of practice issues—will have exciting new additions launching this year.

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Scope of Practice Policy Website Celebrates 1 Year

February marks the one year anniversary of the ScopeofPracticePolicy.org website, an important national resource for state policymakers about scope of practice issues for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dental hygienists and dental therapists.

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Will Licensing Stay on Center Stage in 2018?

Last year, the culmination of national momentum on the review and reform of state occupational and professional licensing laws was the inaugural meeting of the 11-state Occupational Licensing Learning Consortium.

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Colorado CareerWise Links High School Apprentices With Employers

The New Mexico Legislative Education Study Commission is meeting in Santa Fe this week, and much of the agenda is dedicated to learning about high quality systems of career and technical education, both abroad and in the United States.

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Webinar Examines Target Populations in Occupational Licensing

Four target population groups, a key component of the U.S. Department of Labor'-funded Occupational Licensing Project, was the subject of a recent NCSL webinar.

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State Incentives for Apprenticeships

To build a modern, skilled workforce, states have increasingly been turning to encouraging apprenticeship programs as a way to combat a lack of skilled workers in a variety of fields.

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History of the Federal Government's Role in Apprenticeships

What is the federal government’s involvement in apprenticeships? What should be the federal government’s role to support apprenticeships? Does federal policy create a barrier or spur innovation? To wrestle with these complex questions, consider history.

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Apprenticeships as a Workforce Retraining Strategy

As the economy continues to modernize and technology reshapes work, workforce retraining will be a key strategy in the prevention of job loss due to automation.

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It’s National Apprenticeship Week

Today marks the start of the third annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). In recognition of NAW, NCSL is releasing a series of blog posts highlighting recent actions states have taken to promote apprenticeship programs. Be on the lookout for upcoming posts on apprenticeship in high school, apprenticeship as a workforce retraining strategy, state incentives for apprenticeship and recent federal developments.

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States Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Workforce Diversity

More than 70 years have passed since wounded veterans returned from World War II looking for work, prompting a focus on hiring those with physical disabilities.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.