Our joint team
established an expert panel comprising federal, state, and local workforce agencies, advocacy organizations, organized labor, industry, and post-secondary education institutions to guide the project. We co-hosted seven stakeholder focus groups and met with 53 organizations, including partner federal agencies and representatives of tribal governments.
widespread consensus on priorities in the workforce system to guide DOL investments in research and evaluation, including case management models and approaches, service integration, training models and interventions, work-based learning and apprenticeship, and youth services.
enduring priorities in addition to crisis-driven needs. Focus group participants, in particular, highlighted diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the need to balance investments in projects that offer short- and long-term benefit to the workforce system as it responds to the COVID crisis and aftermath.