Sector Partnerships organize stakeholders connected to an industry to develop plans for growing (or saving) that industry, with a particular focus on building new workforce pipelines where skilled worker shortages exist, as well as changing how existing workers are utilized, retrained and compensated to maximize long-term productivity. Such Partnerships promote industry growth and competitiveness by developing immediate strategies to fill pressing skilled workforce needs, as well as long-term plans for future industry growth utilizing new technologies and work arrangements that require a more skilled workforce, and improve worker training, retention and advancement by developing cross-firm skill standards, career pathways, job redefinitions, and shared training and support capacities that facilitate the advancement of workers at all skill levels, including the least skilled.
This page contains materials and analysis, developed by National Skills Coalition, about sector partnerships and an overview of the current legislative proposals in Congress.
National Skills Coalition Platform and Overview
Sector Partnerships: Frequently Asked Questions | October 2009
Sector Partnerships: The Basics | February 2008
A Model Sector Partnership Grant Program | February 2008
Senate legislative text (S 665)
House legislative text (HR 1240)
SECTORS Act Summary | April 2011
SECTORS Act Section-by-Section Summary | April 2011
SECTORS packet | July 2010
Congressional Make It In America Agenda (includes SECTORS Act)