We are a pragmatic honest broker
We craft and advocate for inclusive skills policies that benefit a broad range of workers and businesses, scale what’s working on the ground through public investment, mobilize a broad range of stakeholders to action, and garner bi-partisan support.
We are grounded in networks
We build networks representing businesses, workers, colleges, community organizations, public officials, and advocates. We engage these networks to craft policy proposals and mobilize them to win concrete policy change. Our networks include SkillSPAN (20 state affiliate coalitions), Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships (thousands of small and medium-sized business owners and 7 state affiliates), and Voices for Skills (tens of thousands of workers and grassroots skills advocates).
We are experts across policy silos
We believe that more people will have access to a better life, and more local businesses will see sustained growth, if inclusive skills training is central to workforce, education, and anti-poverty policies. Therefore, we have staff experts and engage local and national partners in all of these areas.
We communicate broadly
We seek to understand the views of and communicate with the American public to build a national movement in support of inclusive skills training as an economic priority.