For the last 10 years, the Maher & Maher team has had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of state and regional clients to support planning and other activities focused on aligning partners around shared strategies to better understand and meet the workforce needs of key industry sectors in their areas. The passage of WIOA in 2014 has brought increased intensity to this work, given the priority WIOA places upon the development of industry sector-driven partnerships and strategies and the importance of aligning supply-side efforts to demand-side needs through the integration of well-articulated career pathways. It’s a significant achievement that workforce systems across the country have or are completing their initial strategic plans under WIOA. For us, the key question now becomes: How can workforce systems operationalize their industry sector and career pathways strategies in service delivery for job seeker, worker, and business customers on the ground?
In recent years, we’ve had the opportunity to support a number of states and regional and local areas that are tackling this very question of getting from planning to execution. We thought we’d share some highlights of the service delivery innovations these clients are pursuing to ensure that their strategic priorities for building industry sector partnerships and career pathways in key sectors are reflected in how they work with customers.
Adult and youth job seeker and worker customer service delivery:
Business customer service delivery:
If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help your system build capacity to implement any of these approaches, we’d love to hear from you!
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.