Sectoral Strategies for Low-Income Workers: Lessons From the Field

Sectoral Strategies for Low-Income Workers: Lessons From the Field

A report published by the Aspen Institute's Workforce Strategies Initiative examines the sectoral development field, explaining how it differs from other workforce development approaches, how it has expanded over time, what it has achieved, and how it can be used to strengthen regional economies and business competitiveness. Funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the report, Sectoral Strategies for Low-Income Workers: Lessons From the Field (100 pages, PDF), includes brief case studies of several initiatives that illustrate key aspects of the strategy. Based on interviews of workforce program leaders, program visits, and survey responses from more than 225 workforce organizations, the report is geared not only for professionals but policy makers and funders who design and support programs or develop regulations and guidelines related to workforce development approaches.