Advance Sector Strategies.

Bring regional talent partners together around high-growth industry sectors that drive local economies.

Connect Workforce Stakeholders.

Establish regional industry sector networks to connect workforce system stakeholders and catalyze partnerships.

Regional Industry Sector Network

Individuals

Youth, Adults, Employees

Publics

State/Local Government, Policy and Advocacy, NGOs

Employers

Small, Medium, and Large Employers

Providers

Education, Workforce Agencies, Others

Build Regional Talent Supply Chains.

Connect local job seekers and employers through demand-driven, competency-based career pathways.

SkillsFirst

7-Step Career Pathway Model® developed by Metrics Reporting, Inc.

Increase Access to Opportunity.

Help workers advance to family sustaining wages through evidence-based career coaching.

Evidence-Based Career Coaching process developed by Metrics Reporting, Inc.

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Improve Signaling Between
Employers, Job Seekers,
and Training Providers.

Align local talent supply and demand around in-demand job families and O*NET-verified competencies.

JOFI® Job Families provided by Metrics Reporting, Inc.

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Improve
Participation Rates.

Promote skills-based hiring practices that help discouraged and overlooked workers get back into jobs.

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Organization

Community
College

SkillsFirst
Participant

Make a
Collective Impact.

Work with regional partners to advance entry-level talent and provide a path to family sustaining wages.

Organization

Community -Based
Organization

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Navigator
Organization

Workforce
Agency

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Administrator
Organization

Employer
 

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Partner

Regional Industry Sector Networks

Create regional industry sector networks, invite organizations, and catalyze partnerships.

Demand-Driven Career Pathways

Create demand-driven, competency-based career pathways using 7-Step Career Pathway Model ® developed by Metrics Reporting, Inc.

Evidence-Based Career Coaching

Help regional employers find and retain skilled talent with evidence-based career coaching.

Regional Collaboration

Invite regional employers, providers, and publics to collaborate on demand-driven, competency-based career pathways.

Competencies Alignment

Align regional talent supply and demand around in-demand job families and O*NET-validated competencies.

Skills-Based Sourcing

Facilitate skills-based sourcing and hiring by providing access to industry sector network galleries.

Access Management

Invite network members and partners, assign role permissions, and create access terms.

Partnerships

Catalyze partnerships between regional talent partners to improve collaboration and keep talent local.

Career Support Communities

Help local job seekers join a career support community to get the assistance they need to move ahead.

Become a Model
Region.

Produce greater numbers of high-quality, diverse talent through demand-driven, evidence-based career pathways.