Key Initiative

Skills-Driven State Community of Practice Initiative (NGA)

The National Governors Association (NGA) is supporting states in developing skills-based pathways to opportunity. These efforts are focused on quality assurance, data collection, and the connection to good jobs. In the Skills-Driven State Community of Practice initiative, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), in partnership with Jobs for the Future (JFF), has launched a project to help governors’ offices and other senior state officials better connect skills-based training to skills-based hiring practices. The project also encourages officials to consider promising design elements of Learning and Employment Record (LER) systems. This peer learning opportunity supports states in preparing their employers, education and workforce systems, data systems and policies to design and implement digital wallets and LER projects as a tool for equitable economic mobility.

Participating states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming

Partners: Jobs for the Future, C-BEN, Brookings, U.S. Chamber Foundation, Digital Promise, Credential Engine, SHRM, Business Roundtable, Goodwill, Markle Foundation

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