Author Archives: Jeanna Vaughn, Director of Workforce Development, AFOP

Socioeconomic Status and Life Expectancy: Can Job Training Improve the Odds for Farmworkers?

Many facets of life are affected by socioeconomic status. These include quality of education and health care, job benefits, such as paid time off and sick leave, access to transportation and services, and many more.  One you may not have … Continue reading

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Training for Excellence in Workforce Development

AFOP held its annual Training Day on Friday, February 15th.  It was well attended by nearly 40 National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) grantees, as well as several U.S. Department of Labor representatives.   The event started off with a warm welcome … Continue reading

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Brag A Little–Sharing Best Practices and Success

AFOP’s 41st National Conference took place in Boston, Massachusetts on September 19-21.  It was attended by nearly 400 National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) staff and directors, monitor advocates, AFOP member agencies’ board members, and our SAFE AmeriCorps members. Also in attendance … Continue reading

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New Opportunities in Renewable Energy

Texas is currently one of the leaders in the renewable energy field and has positioned itself to remain that way for the next several years to come.  This growing industry is leading to new and high paying jobs for those … Continue reading

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National Farmworker Jobs Program: More than Education and Training

For the last several years, politicians and other stakeholders in workforce development have been weighing in on the best way to improve the system in order to produce a more highly skilled workforce and grow our economy.  The Workforce Investment … Continue reading

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