SkillWorks is an ambitious effort on the part of philanthropy, government, community organizations, unions, and employers to strengthen the workforce development system so it:

  • Helps low-skill, low-income residents move to family-sustaining jobs
  • Helps employers find and retain skilled employees.

SkillWorks engages in three
key systems-change strategies:

Workforce Partnerships:

Industry-sector or occupationally based workforce
intermediaries are the operational approach to achieving
the SkillWorks dual goal.

Strengthening Capacity:

SkillWorks makes organizations that provide workforce
training and education services more effective at helping
their low-income constituents achieve family economic

Public Policy Advocacy:

SkillWorks seeks to institutionalize better ways for
low-income individuals to enter and succeed in the

Read SkillWorks' workforce policy platform for the new governor.
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