Doing more with less is all too familiar in the field of workforce development. Over time, funding levels have eroded or been eliminated altogether, requiring workforce professionals to be creative in devising ways to serve customers more efficiently and effectively. In fact, we at Maher & Maher advise our clients every day on strategies to leverage funding and align resources to save both time and money.
Behind the scenes, we take our own advice seriously, too. It’s what we call “connecting the dots.” Our technical assistance at the federal level combined with our work with states, regions, locals, and with private business clients allows us to generate a wealth of knowledge about the challenges our clients face in developing and delivering a talent pipeline. We experience firsthand what’s working and what’s not, and document the most effective practices being used in the field today. Then, we synthesize this knowledge and merge it with our own subject matter expertise in adult learning and virtual learning technology to create exceptional technical assistance.
This growing base of knowledge is the foundation for everything we do at Maher and we are passionate about leveraging it to the benefit of all our clients. It just doesn’t make sense to invest public dollars for technical assistance in silos, where only one funding stream draws benefit. As an active learning community, we at Maher know that being good stewards of public funds comes with the responsibility to “connect the dots” - and that’s just what we do!
We’re replicating a State Cohort model developed for a Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) technical assistance project to use for an Integrated Services and System Driven project for the Office of Workforce Investment at the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. A performance coaching model for Workforce Innovation Fund grantees has served as the basis for several other technical assistance coaching initiatives including one for Apprenticeship grantees. A staff capacity building academy for the Kentucky Department of Workforce Services has informed the work we do in helping other states transform their workforce systems into integrated delivery systems.
From our work at the federal level to our work in states and local communities across the country, we take great pride in building and widely sharing our knowledge base, and bringing the unprecedented value to our clients that comes from “connecting the dots.”
Maher & Maher is a specialized change management and talent development consulting firm based in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. The firm is U.S. Department of Labor’s national technical assistance provider supporting the Employment and Training Administration’s implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and a number of other priority initiatives of the administration that advance and promote the public workforce system. Maher is also currently involved in a number of sector strategy, regional planning, organizational strategic planning and training initiatives in multiple state and regional areas. For more information about our services, visit our website or call us at 1-888-90-Maher.