Sector-Related Resources and Links
Sector Studies and Reports
State Sector Strategies Coming of Age: Implications for State Workforce Policymakers. Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, National Governor's Association, National Skills Coalition. January 2013.
Summary of State Sector Activity. Corporation for a Skilled Workforce. October 2010.
Sector Snapshot: A Profile of Sector Initiatives. National Network of Sector Partners. 2010.
Workforce Partnership Guidance Tool. National Fund for Workforce Solutions, November 2010.
Allied Health Regional Skills Partnerships: Experiences and Recommendations. North Carolina Commission on Workforce Development. August 2009.
Health Care Industry Partnerships And The Pennsylvania Center For Health Careers: The Interconnected Relationship. Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board. 2009.
Accelerating State Adoption of Sector Strategies: An 11 State Project Report, 2008 (a joint project by the National Governors Association, The Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, and the National Network of Sector Partnerships)
Woolsey, L. Application of Industry Cluster-based and Sector-focused Strategies to Rural Economies, The Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, 2008
Woolsey, L. The Policy Intersection of Sector Strategies and Policies to Advance Low Income Workers, The Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, 2008
Ligot-Gordon, L. et al. Supporting Sector Strategies in the South, The Southern Growth Policies Board, March 2008
Conway, M. Sectoral Strategies for Low-Income Workers: Lessons from the Field, 2007
State Sector Strategies: Regional Solutions to Worker and Employer Needs Issue Brief, National Governors Association, 2006
Conway, M. and Blair, A. Skills to Live By: Participant Reflections on the Value of their Sectoral Training Experience, The Aspen Institute – Workforce Strategies Institute, 2006
Duke, Amy-Ellen, Karin Martinson, and Julie Strawn. Wising Up: How Government Can Partner with Business to Increase Skills and Advance Low-Wage Workers. Center for Law and Social Policy. April 2006.
Evaluations of Sector Initiatives
Sheila Maguire, Joshua Freely, Carol Clymer, Maureen Conway, Denna Schwartz. Tuning In to Local Labor Markets: Findings from the Sectoral Employment Impact Study. Public/Private Ventures, July 2010.
Barbara Baran, Stephen Michon, Suzanne Teegarden, Leanne Giordono, Kendra Lodewick. Implementing the National Fund for Workforce Solutions: Second Annual National Evaluation Report. National Fund for Workforce Solutions, 2010
Sheila Maguire, Joshua Freely, Carol Clymer, Maureen Conway. Job Training That Works: Findings from the Sectoral Employment Impact Study. Public/Private Ventures, May 2009.
Anne Roder, Carol Clymer, Laura Wyckoff. Targeting Industries, Training Workers, and Improving Opportunities: Final Report of the Sectoral Employment Initiative, Public-Private Ventures, 2008
BEST (Building Essential Skills through Training) Benefits: Employer Perspectives, Volume 2, Issue 4, Research and Evaluation Brief, Commonwealth Corporation, 2004
Benefits of a Sector-Based Approach, Volume 2, Issue 3, Research and Evaluation Brief, Commonwealth Corporation, 2004.
Performance and Evaluation Models for Sector Initiatives
An Evaluation Framework for State Sector Strategies, product of 11-state project of the National Governors Association, The Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and the National Network of Sector Partnerships, 2008
Evaluating Industry Skill Panels: A Model Framework, Commissioned by the Washington State Workforce Education and Training Coordinating Board, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce with the Paros Group, June 2008
State of Pennsylvania 2008-2009 Annual Report. Guidelines and a template for regional Industry Partnerships to track progress across a set of priority categories, including training, partner involvement, systems change and others.
Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund Annual Report. Guidelines and a template for regional sector partnerships in Massachusetts to measure impact of sector partnerships at the end of a funding cycle.
Business Value Assessment for Workforce Development Organizations: Handbook. The Aspen Institute – Workforce Strategies Initiative, 2005:
These websites from states with active sector strategies contain a wealth of tools and resources, such as model RFPs, guidebooks, and partnership examples.
Georgia: Work Ready Regions
Massachusetts: Commonwealth Corporation Sector Strategy overview
Michigan: Regional Skills Alliances
North Carolina: Allied Health Regional Skills Partnerships
Oklahoma: Industry Sector Strategies Institute
Pennsylvania: Industry Partnerships
Wisconsin: Wisconsin Industry Partnerships