Keynotes delivered by Western Governors Dennis Daugaard, John Hickenlooper and Mary Fallin have been a highlight of the workshops in South Dakota, Colorado and Oklahoma. We've rounded up those remarks, which highlight topics such as creating enhanced career opportunities for students, graduates and displaced workers to build a more vibrant economy. In addition, find other workshop speeches by experts on the likes of apprenticeships and the fast-changing job market.
The Report on Workforce Development Needs and Opportunities provides a current snapshot of the workforce development sector and its key challenges. It offers strategies for improving the human capital of America’s labor force, expanding access to jobs, and innovating workforce development funding.
The demand for a skilled, job-ready workforce is growing across the country. By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs in the United States will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school, according to a Georgetown University study. Learn about the study and how western states are connecting job-seekers to education opportunities and meeting employers’ needs.
The Western Governors’ Workforce Development Initiative has identified the growing skills gap as a major obstacle to building a vibrant, regional economy. There are three types of skills gaps in today’s workforce, according to a report by Business Roundtable. Read about specific steps the corporate sector is taking to address these challenges.
WGA's Workforce Roundup reports on Nevada hosting a cybersecurity skills training program, an online apprenticeship portal in Texas, Oregon’s program helping businesses identify candidates for skilled employment and more.