Investing in America’s Workforce / Volume 3 Part 2: Government Investment in Workforce Development

Chapters in this volume discuss promising practices in workforce development and policies and actions that elected officials can take to expand upon those successes. Central to these efforts is building stronger partnerships across regional workforce organizations and creating a foundation for stronger collective impact. Strong partnerships are likely better positioned to organize services that workers need to be available and ready to work, no matter their skill level—services like transportation, housing, and child care, to name a few. In addition to policy and coordination, there are a number of changes to programmatic systems that could enhance the scope and scale of workforce development programs—particularly in financing, technology, and credentialing.