In her role as the Research Analyst for the Pipeline AZ project, Katie Belous has analyzed technical and systems requirements that have informed the development of the Pipeline AZ project platform and activation. From early phases of the project to refinement of the platform prototype, during which end-user feedback directly informed requirements and revision of content and functionality, Katie has actively researched and tested emerging solutions from other states and regions as workforce innovation provides digitized and increasingly specific options for job seeking populations and industries. The project’s potential to link community-based organizations, direct service providers, and education/training partners within a comprehensive directory structure is an opportunity for local innovation and connectivity. A lifelong resident of Phoenix, Katie is an Urban Planning graduate of Arizona State University and is interested in how digital and place-based strategy can be layered in support of community and economic development goals.
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