Highlights roundtable participant discussions of workforce innovations and practices that hold the most promise and challenges for ensuring an effective U.S. workforce system and policy.
“The Urban Institute held a roundtable designed to inform a broad workforce policy agenda that reflected the changing economic and government landscape, explored new approaches to meeting employer demand for skilled workers and addressed unemployment. [Participants], representing a range of perspectives, focused on collaborative efforts that better connect employers with workforce programs, approaches that help build the education and work experience of under-skilled and unemployed workers, and advances in business practices and technology” (Website Abstract). “The roundtable focused on three key areas for building a workforce policy agenda: (1) collaborative efforts that better connect employers with workforce programs and services, (2) approaches that help build the education and work experience of under-skilled and unemployed workers to get them on a viable career path, and (3) advances in business practices and technology to better serve workforce system customers” (p.2). (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)