The promise of the state-federal partnership on workforce development and training


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National Governors Association (U.S.) (NGA)
National Association of State Liaisons for Workforce Development Partnerships (U.S.); National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (U.S.)


A skilled and productive workforce is critical for the economic vitality of the United States. However, our nation currently faces several key labor market challenges: business leaders throughout our nation warn of a skills crisis due to the lack of qualified workers to fill the high-skilled jobs of tomorrow; many Americans have been excluded from recent economic gains, with wage growth that is still slow and unevenly distributed; and parents, youth and families are increasingly anxious about a future where the next generation of workers may not have the same opportunities to prosper as...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development; Industry

Keywords: Skill needs; Skill development; Training; Partnership in education and training; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: National Governors Association, 2017

Physical description: 6 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 129.810

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