The passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was a tremendous step forward in reforming our country’s workforce development system. Many states are leveraging the new law to transform their own systems and, as a result, have sought our assistance in their change efforts. We are pleased to announce four upcoming projects in South Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri.
The projects will leverage sector strategies as the framework for building a talent development system and for delivering services to businesses and individuals in One-Stop Career Centers. They all involve significant planning at the sub-state regional level, as is warranted for such an impactful policy and program initiative. However, three of these projects have the advantage of combining mandated WIOA regional planning with developing sector strategies, a primary policy initiative under the new law.
Each project is customized for the unique… Read more →
Are you struggling with Planning Your NEG Sector Partnership Strategy?
Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, September 10, called WIOA Planning Through Sectors. This webinar is designed to give you the information you need to make your regional planning and sector partnership strategies a success, using your NEG Sector Partnership grant to help.
Date: Thursday, September 10
Time: 11am-12pm ET
This session will be recorded, so even if you can't attend live be sure to register so you receive the link to the recording.
Maher & Maher is the primary provider of Federal technical assistance in Sector Strategies and WIOA Implementation through ETA, and has been deeply involved in sector and related planning work at the state and regional levels for 10 years.
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In this article from our blog, Maher & Maher President & CEO Richard D. Maher shares some of the highlights from our facilitation of Arkansas’ first WIOA statewide planning meeting. Learn more about how this state plans to “dive in” to the serious business of implementing the new law, along with some best practices that may work for your state as well.
Our team at Maher & Maher has helped many organizations successfully manage and thrive in the midst of change. We know that every organization has moments of transition, including us! Today we announce a change to the leadership in Maher & Maher’s State and Regional Workforce Solutions practice. Over the past fifteen years, many of our clients have worked with Arnie Richter, outgoing Director of that practice, on State and Regional projects and on Federal Practice projects. Arnie has been there almost from the beginning of our Federal Practice, helping to build a strong foundation before moving on to focus on state and regional work. After a number of years of sharing his passion and energy with our clients on a full-time basis, Arnie has decided that the time has come to reduce his hours while still contributing to the work he loves. He will be continuing… Read more →