The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) embraces sector strategies as a central means to connect workers to jobs and businesses to talented and skilled workers. This podcast features one practitioner who discusses sector strategies for the specific industries and how this approach improves services to employers and job seekers. 

 

Speaker is Heather Henry, Chief Innovation Officer, Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation/Workforce Development Board, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. She discusses the need to have industry champions; the importance of matching supply and demand; the impact of a proactive rather than reactive approach in working with business; the need to adjust approaches based on industry culture; and the importance of approaching businesses as partners rather than customers.

"Don’t make the assumption that the demand and the supply will match."

-Heather Henry