Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM ET

A key focus of WIOA is to strengthen the education and workforce pipeline and align the various elements with the talent development needs of industry while providing a path to good jobs for individuals, especially those with barriers to employment.


Through sector partnerships and career pathways work, states have taken approaches that are designed to achieve that vision, yet they are often viewed, funded and managed separately.  The good news is that increasingly several states are beginning to see that both represent part of a unified whole. Given WIOA’s call for states to develop clear plans for alignment of these strategies to meet the needs of the economy and workers, this interactive discussion will focus on how states are aligning those strategies with a clear vision for a ‘talent pipeline’.