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Workforce Development 2024 State of the State addresses

Workforce Development 2024 State of the State addresses

Effective workforce development policy and programs are crucial for economic growth and healthy communities, especially during a tight labor market. As a result of the current economic and workforce climate, it is no surprise that workforce development continues to be a bipartisan focus for Governors. In 2024 State of the State addresses, Governors outlined a full range of workforce development efforts, including investing in education and training programs, partnering with the private sector to align training with labor market needs, promoting apprenticeships and work-based learning, supporting adult education and upskilling programs, fostering collaboration between educational institutions, employers, and government agencies, and developing programs to allow workers to more easily access job opportunities. Below are just a few of the efforts discussed.

PreK-12 and Continuing Education

Governors recognize that a career path begins long before an individual enters the job market. As such, Governors are working to create a seamless pathway for people to acquire the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to succeed in the workforce.

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