Earlier this month the new Chair of the National Governors Association – Governor Mary Fallin (Oklahoma) – announced the yearlong initiative that will be the focus of her leadership.
America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs will focus on improving education and workforce training systems and aligning those systems with the needs of individual state economies.
Specifically the initiative will center on:
- Engaging education, business, and government leaders in a dialogue about what governors can do to more closely align K-12, higher education and workforce training providers with future labor demands, and
- Supporting governors and their staff in using data and information to identify states’ future labor demands and prioritize changes in state education and workforce training systems to meet those demands and take action to achieve desired results.