On May 26, 2011, Jobs for the Future and partner PHI convened stakeholders in direct care to discuss best-in-class models for developing the direct-care workforce and raising the quality of caregiving jobs—“Build the ladder and raise the floor.” Speakers and participants included providers of direct care and their associations; federal policy makers and administrators; consumer advocates; labor; and workforce development experts.
The goals of the meeting were to:
- Address innovations in both practice and policy for identifying career advancement opportunities (“building the ladder”) while improving the quality of direct-care jobs (“raising the floor”).
- Engage all stakeholders in the direct-care workforce in dialogue with one another and with national leaders.
- Identify opportunities to support advancement and improve job quality, and articulate a common action agenda to realize these goals.
To see all PowerPoint presentations from the conference, click “download” to the right. To see all meeting materials from the conference, including agenda, participant list, and speaker bios, click here.