Building a Diverse and Competitive Labor Force
Rapid changes in economies often lead to inequities and misaligned career pathways.We work with a range of workforce partners to improve access to and integrity of career pathways. Developing collaborative regional sector strategies will allow employer-driven partnerships to drive change using interactive tools.
We also facilitate the development of workforce strategic plans and offer professional development and contextualized learning resources to build a competitive labor force.
- Labor Market Data and Analysis
- Economic and Workforce Regional & State Plans
- Facilitation and Sector Strategies
Economic and workforce leaders working together can solve complex issues to improve access to skills, credentials, and experiences that lead to living-wage career pathways.
Aligning Educational and Training Systems with Regional Economies and Industry
Often education and training systems are not well aligned to regional economic priorities and job creation.
WestEd is currently supporting multiple regions in the US with the pursuit of ARPA funding to better align education with job creation to fuel regional COVID economic recovery with a focus on equity for low wage workers.
This includes centering employers in regional discussions about recovery and using employer leadership, community data, and regional labor market data to fuel partnerships that increase pathways to living wage employment for low wage workers displaced by COVID.