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 needs and situations of the state and are designed to help move the state and regions from where they are to where they want and need to be on the WIOA and sectors planning continuum. The projects are meant to transform current practices in each state, and we’ll be there every step of the way to help manage that change and make sure the transition goes smoothly. Keep an eye on our blog for exciting new updates along the way!