Workforce Innovation and
The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) guides states in achieving and maintaining an integrated, outcome-oriented public workforce system that links diverse talent to businesses by ensuring:
- The needs of business and workers drive workforce solutions
- Career centers provide excellent customer service to job seekers, workers and employers and focus on continuous improvement
- The workforce system supports strong regional economies
Sector Strategy Solutions
Sector strategies are regional, industry-focused approaches to building a skilled workforce and are one of the most effective ways to align public and private resources to address the talent needs of employers. While the approach is not new, there is increasing evidence showing that sector strategies can simultaneously improve employment opportunities for job seekers and the competitiveness of industries. At the heart of sector strategies are sector partnerships, sometimes referred to as industry partnerships, workforce collaboratives or regional skills alliances. These partnerships are led by businesses within a critical industry cluster working collaboratively with workforce development, education and training, economic development, labor and community organizations.