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Sector Partnership Policy Toolkit
This toolkit was designed to help states develop or expand policies that support local sector partnerships. It's a companion piece to our recent 50-state scan, which identifies 21 states with sector partnership policies
Skills in the States: Sector Partnership Policy
First-ever 50-state scan by National Skills Coalition finds that 21 states have policies in place to support local sector partnerships, and as such, are positioned to help local communities meet the needs of both workers and employers in key industries.
Engagement Matters: A Case Study of New Jersey's WIOA Planning Process
This case study describes how New Jersey is using the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act to advance the state’s vision for its workforce development system. The case study outlines steps that states can take to develop a robust WIOA planning process
Realizing Innovation and Opportunity in WIOA: A Playbook for Creating Effective State Plans
This report provides recommendations on how states can use their WIOA state plan to establish strategies that close the skill gap and help workers and businesses succeed.
2014 State Legislative Round Up
This paper summarizes key legislative and budgetary actions that states took to close the skills gap in 2014.
2014 State Workforce Policy Round Up
On June 5, the NSC State Policy Team hosted this webinar about new workforce policies enacted in 2014 legislative sessions in more than a dozen states!
Sector Strategies in Indiana: A Summary of Efforts
The report describes the differences between sector partnerships and state sector strategies; summarizes sector partnership initiatives in Indiana; and makes recommendations for Indiana to develop its own statewide sector strategy.
Lessons Learned from 2013 Legislative Sessions
NSC's State Policy Team is joined in this webinar by workforce experts in Virginia, Maryland and Iowa to provide an update and overview of workforce policies proposed in 2013 legislative sessions.
State Sector Strategies Coming of Age: Implications for State Workforce Policymakers.
Co-written by NSC, National Governors Association and Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, this report covers existing sector strategies and actions for policymakers to take to create and support partnerships that will get people back to work.
State Workforce Policy: Recent Innovations and an Uncertain Future
Co-written by NSC and the Georgetown Center, this policy brief examines recent innovations in state workforce policy and the implications for their continuation in the current changing political, economic and budgetary environment.
Driving Innovation from the Middle: Middle-Skill Jobs in the American South's Economy
Written for the Southern Governors' Association, this report examines the role of middle-skill jobs in the American South’s economy, assesses current and future skills gaps, and explores policy strategies to close those gaps.