Regional Workforce Study Results Announced-United Way to Take Action to Address Workforce Challenges
A study commissioned by five local agencies and 16 community partners lays out four areas of action that could help ease the workforce shortage in our community. The results were released this morning and the Executive Summary.
The release of the International Economic Development Council report, Shifting Workforce Development into High Gear, signals significant changes ahead for workforce development activities. The “shift” the report refers to will be seen in full when the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) takes effect in July 2015. TIP’s Jeff Marcell recently attended the National Association of Workforce Boards’ annual meeting, where WIOA was the primary focus. In an article for our Theory Into Practice Blog, Jeff shares his experience and his thoughts concerning the new law. Jeff’s collaborative work with the Workforce Development Council (WDC) of Seattle and King County, during his tenure at the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County, was featured as a case study in the IEDC report, along with several other best practice examples.