Transforming State and Local Workforce Development Systems - Christopher King

Transforming State and Local Workforce Development Systems
Principal Investigators: Christopher T. King
Sponsor: National Governors Association, Ford Foundation
Project Duration: April 2000 – December 2004

Researchers at the Ray Marshall center participate in selecting and convening a Next Generation Initiative Advisory Group. They assist in conducting a competitive process in the spring of 2002 for selecting up to eight states to participate in the academy for planning and implementing policies and strategies to transform the workforce development system in their states. They participate in conducting site visits in each of the selected states in late spring/early summer to meet with the state team regarding their participation in the academy and work with the partners to expand the scope of the Next Generation Initiative throughout the first year by connecting with other related initiatives.

Through research on policies, strategies, and practices they develop a policy/strategy paper on comprehensive performance management/measurement to inform the Next Generation on workforce development.  They will assist in developing papers starting in early fall 2001 as part of the NGA Chair’s Initiative that draws on the knowledge gained from the Next Generation policy/strategy papers. The paper will be finalized in January 2001 and presented to Governors at the NGA Winter Meeting in February 2002.

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