On October 17-18 2016, National Skills Coalition hosted Skills in the States: A Cross-State Forum for Policy, Advocacy, and Impact, in Detroit, Michigan.
The Forum brought together workforce advocates, researchers, and practitioners who want to shape their state’s skills policies. The Forum featured a mix of peer-to-peer discussions and plenaries on how states can expand opportunities for people to enhance their skills, credentials, and careers, and ultimately, their families’ financial well-being.
National Skills Coalition established a steering committee to help shape the Skills in the States Forum and its peer-sharing opportunities. The five-member steering committee includes:
- Andrew Bradley, Indiana Institute for Working Families
- Julie Brown, Dan River Region Collaborative
- Melissa Johnson, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
- Alice Pritchard, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
- Carrie Thomas, Chicago Jobs Council
- Skills Equity Toolkits
- Sector Partnership Toolkit Summary
- Data Policy Toolkit
- Participant List
- Plenary Speaker Biographies