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Labor and Workforce Boards

Below is a series of self-assessment questions to consider as you expand student pathways to success. If you have additional recommendations or feedback, please email:

  1. How frequently does your agency review labor market information? How are these data communicated to educators and the community?
  2. How do employers contribute to the development of labor market information and the identification of their workforce needs?
  3. How have you made labor market information and data transparent, public, and accessible to schools and other stakeholders?
  4. How are you incorporating youth voice into your WIOA state plan and youth workforce implementation?
  5. How does your agency identify industries that are essential for economic and workforce development? How are in-demand occupations defined and do these occupations reflect high-growth, high-wage, and high-demand opportunities?
  6. Does your agency dedicate staff to support youth workforce development and coordination across K12, higher education, and workforce?
  7. Has your agency co-developed policies with other state agencies to support work-based learning, work experiences, youth apprenticeship, and other types of earn-and-learn models?
  8. How have you convened employer associations, unions, or an intermediary to help scale internships, youth apprenticeship, and mentoring programs for K12 youth?
  9. Have you created a statewide and public-facing website or intermediary that helps K12 systems to identify the available work-based learning opportunities and/or youth workforce programs that you support?
  10. Have you created and validated a list of industry recognized credentials that are consistent across your state's Perkins and WIOA state plans?
  11. Are senior K12 leaders, higher education leaders, or CTE directors named members of the state and/or regional workforce development board?
  12. Does your agency support braided funding models across WIOA and Perkins? Does your agency have a procurement strategy to disperse available funding when the need arises?

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