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Presentation Materials Now Available from "Sector Strategies: Start Planning Now" Webinar
Nov 26, 2014

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) seeks to expand the number of states and regions actively engaged in sector strategies work by providing technical assistance focused on developing new sector strategies partnerships, expanding and sustaining existing ones, and overall scaling up effectiveness and impact. ETA's Sector Strategies Technical Assistance Initiative is designed to create a networked national sector strategies "movement" of workforce systems that are sharing and supporting each other by leveraging the significant body of sector strategy knowledge already available. Sector strategies are regional, industry-focused approaches to workforce and economic development that improve access to good jobs and increase job quality in ways that strengthen an industry's workforce. Although certainly not a new approach, it is gaining national momentum as a proven framework for addressing skill gaps and engaging industry in education and training.

The Initiative has a number of components. The agency has recently conducted the first webinar in a series to showcase the opportunities ahead in building sector strategies a key element of a successful workforce system. The agency hopes the workforce community will take the opportunity to learn from states and local areas who are leaders in the use of sector strategies to improve their local economies and deliver valuable services to job seekers and employers. The first webinar (held on November 10) features Kentucky's ongoing work with economic development, workforce development and education partners.

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