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Help others through a career in workforce development

If you're looking for a satisfying profession that benefits the greater good, a career in workforce development may be worth considering. With an online Master of Science in Human Resource Education with a Concentration in Workforce Development, your scholarly expertise can help job seekers achieve their career goals and employers fill positions with the skilled workers they need. This, in turn, helps produce a thriving, sustainable economy.

Your workforce development career

A career in workforce development can be helpful to others in several ways. First, workforce development programs provide job seekers with the social services, job training and education they need to be successful at work. These services often include:

  • Skills training
  • Job counseling
  • Resume help
  • Adult basic education
  • GED preparation
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Apprenticeships
  • Unemployment assistance
  • Child care assistance
  • Hiring events and job fairs
  • Specialized career assistance for military veterans, older workers, youths and people with disabilities

Workforce development programs can also help employers stay competitive in a global marketplace. Workforce development agencies usually partner with employers, universities and other organizations to offer services and training that is tailored to employer needs. That training, in turn, can lead to a more productive workforce, boosting employment rates and ultimately contributing to a stronger economy.

Your online degree

An online master's degree in human resources with a concentration in workforce development offers graduate training in workforce globalization, career development, technology and human resource development. It also includes courses in adult education, workplace educational programs, workforce planning and analysis, and organizational psychology and workplace behavior. Classes are 100 percent online and accessible 24 hours a day. You can study anytime, anywhere and earn your online master's degree in human resources in roughly 12 months. That makes online education an attractive option for many professionals who want to take the next step in their careers.

Learn more about LSU’s online MS in Human Resource Education with a Concentration in Workforce Development.

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