Sector strategies (often referred to as industry partnership) are becoming effective structures for aligning employers in a growing industry cluster or subsector and helping them develop an advanced career pathway. The approach brings together the interests of employers and educators by communicating employer needs to public systems. It provides a coordinator to organize programs into systems that meet those needs. Advanced sector strategies create career pathway systems to meet an industry’s workforce needs, and for workers they establish clear paths to good jobs and careers.
The following is from a presentation to Maine's Workforce Investment Board by Garret Groves, Senior Policy Analyst for the National Governors Association;
- Sector Strategies Coming of Age: Implications for State Workforce Policy Makers (slides, pdf)
- Sector Strategies Coming of Age; video presentation Novemer 2013
- State Sector Stragegies, Coming of Age: Implications for State Workforce Policymakers Full Report (pdf)
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