Contact: Maureen Conway
Director, Workforce Strategies Initiative
The Aspen Institute
26 from Workforce Field Selected
for Leadership Academy
The Academy emphasizes “sectoral employment development” – a type of workforce training that prepares workers by developing a deep understanding of important regional industries, working closely with employers, and then crafting a set of training and other services that both support the industries’ competitiveness and connect workers to good-paying jobs.
As in the past, this year’s Academy participants work in diverse settings, such as community-based organizations, community colleges, business associations and government-funded agencies. They focus on jobs in a wide range of fields, including health care, construction, green and renewable resources, hospitality, manufacturing and transportation.
The Academy involves three, multi-day meetings where participants learn from experienced sector project leaders, visit innovative training programs and engage in classroom-style learning activities. The group’s first meeting is set for June in
“The Academy offers a rare opportunity for those in workforce development to step outside their day-to-day routine, and learn from innovators about best practices in the field,” said Maureen Conway, director of WSI. “That puts them in an excellent position to become a resource back home when workforce policies and programs are being developed.”
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