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Workforce Education: Perspectives on Border Issues

Ana Huerta-Macías

Abstract


Unemployment and workforce education issues are discussed within the context of the U.S.-Mexican borderlands. The emphasis in the discussion is on workers who have been displaced by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and on those programs that have been implemented to assist them with job retraining. The conclusion is that workforce education in the borderlands must change in order to embrace the challenge of working with a population that is unique in its characteristics. Recommendations for change are made, including the implementation of bilingual programs and increased responsibility on the part of industry for retraining efforts.

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Print ISSN: 0886-5655
Online ISSN: 2159-1229

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