Last month the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, which funds KRA’s Workforce Board client-partners for the provision of WIOA services, convened ETA Vision 2030, focused on how and why the workforce system is the “team that will change America”, supporting President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda.
The Convening provided a unique opportunity for 500+ private-, public-, and non-profit workforce stakeholders to collaborate on how, in partnership, to create strategic plans that meet the needs of the future, improving life for all individuals and communities across the country.
These 5 ETA Vision 2030 Takeaways are pivotal to ensuring the workforce system builds an economy that invests in America’s workers to reach their full potential:
- Equity should be engrained in everything we do.
- Think differently about how we create career pathways to quality jobs.
- A functioning labor market requires a strong care economy.
- Strong sector partnerships require getting the right partners to the table.
- Share your successes.
Derrick Colbert and Tammy Underwood, KRA Directors of Strategic Partnerships, took advantage of the event’s YouTube livestream, joining an aggregate 4,400 viewers over the course of the 3-day event.
Colbert observed, “I was encouraged to hear how the Administration and the DOL will be investing strategically in rural and under-resourced communities, strengthening the workforce ecosystem, and allowing KRA to continue its Mission, working in partnership with our Boards and other workforce-services stakeholders, to provide businesses with a trained and reliable workforce by preparing jobseekers for today’s competitive workplace and global economy.”