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Tuesday, November 5
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Managing Labor Market Changes Through Local Partnerships


In the United States, partnerships are a key governance tool to better connect state and local workforce development policies to the needs of the economy. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was designed improve coordination between and among agencies so that workers and job seekers have more seamless access to a system of high-quality career services, education, and training through the one-stop service delivery system. This session will examine workforce development governance best practices as well as international models of local partnerships that aim to better connect the employment and training system to key growth sectors of the regional economy.


  • Randall Eberts, Upjohn Institute


  • Tor Hatlevoll, Labour Market Economist, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions
  • Tracey Carey, Executive Director, Midwest Consortium
  • Scott Powell, Director of Research, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, Michigan
  • Alejandra Montoya-Boyer, National Association of Counties
  • Peter Creticos, President & Executive Director, Institute for Work & the Economy