Sector partnerships are a proven strategy for helping workers prepare for middle-skill jobs and helping employers find skilled workers.
Increased state support for sector partnerships is largely attributable to WIOA. WIOA, which became effective two years ago, requires sector partnerships as a local workforce activity, and requires states to support those local efforts.While state support has increased substantially under WIOA,there is still considerable room for further progress. States without a policy in place can use NSC’s Sector Partnership Policy Toolkit to establish one. Many of the states with a policy already in place can also use the toolkit to further expand state support for local sector partnerships.