On October 23-24, National Skills Coalition hosted the 2019 Skills in the States Forum for Policy, Advocacy, and Impact in Atlanta, Georgia.
This Forum convened workforce advocates, researchers, practitioners, and others from across the country who are working to bring skills training opportunities to more people through policy changes in their states. This year’s Forum highlighted the efforts of NSC’s SkillSPAN (Skills State Policy Advocacy Network) – a first-ever nationwide network of coalitions working to advance skills policies that expand economic opportunities for workers and their families while boosting local businesses.
Featured Keynote Speaker and SkillSPAN Partner
The 2019 Skills in the States Forum was developed with guidance from workforce development leaders.
Senior Policy Analyst at Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
Executive Director at Central Six AlabamaWorks!
Director of Strategic Policy Initiatives at
Vice President at Community Workforce at
Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma, Inc.
Executive Vice President at Little Rock Regional Chamber
Senior Manager of Youth Partnerships at
District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund
President and CEO at Spring Institute for
President and CEO at the College of Southern Nevada
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Thank you for your support and leadership as we connect #skillsinthestates to bigger, holistic, comprehensive agendas that center racial, ethnic equity AND work to improve education, training & workforce development systems so that at the end of the day people thrive. #ONWARD 👊 https://t.co/aNrzOm4udF— Taifa Smith Butler (@TaifaButler) October 24, 2019