Governing

With help from the National Governors Association, selected states will receive grants and opportunities to learn from one another, and make progress within the following areas:

 

  • Articulate and implement a strong vision connecting the education and training systems with the needs of the economy;
  • Integrate and use education and workforce data to inform policy, track progress and measure success;
  • Build industry and education partnerships; and
  • Modify the use of resources and incentives to support attainment of the integrated vision.

 

These workforce development initiatives aim to link post-secondary degree and certificate holders to the emerging job market.

Workforce experts and business leaders agree that there is a "skills gap" wherein individuals with post-secondary education are unable to fill the jobs that are available or find employment consistent with their degrees. Despite the per-capita income impact of obtaining a baccalaureate degree, cynicism draws toward liberal-arts degrees. However, support for community college degrees and technical-training certificates is on the rise.

The greater issue of establishing new ways of thinking about labor and management must be addressed by every city hoping to rebuild its manufacturing base.

Our emerging economy will provide few high-paying jobs for workers with a high school education or less. To help citizens excel and access a middle-class life or beyond, the National Governors Association has announced support of governors' efforts to align education & training systems to the needs of states economies. Job placement focus is sighted on increasing the number of credential, certificate, and degree completing students.

"Aligning Education with Employer Needs"

Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (M-SAMC)

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*AMTEC is supported entirely by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technology Education (ATE) Program Grant (0903193). (AMTEC,NSF ATE DUE-0903193)