Reimagining Workforce Policy in the Age of Disruption
About the Project
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), FHI360, and the Fab Foundation, with support from the Siegel Family Endowment and the Gates Foundation, have launched a new project to help states begin developing policy and practice responses to prepare for the workforce needs of the future through rigorous research and dialogue with leading thinkers, researchers, and policymakers.
Future Workforce Now will explore in depth the technological disruptions and global forces that are shaping the future of work, workers and workplaces; what these changes will mean for education, training, and state policy; and the most promising policy and practice responses that position states to prepare the workforce of the future. Through a series of topical roundtables, Future Workforce Now will bring together national and international experts with state policy leaders to share knowledge and expertise on the disruptive forces impacting workers and the education and training systems, and to map a path forward for state and local success. The roundtables will lead up to a State Leaders Policy Forum for Action to share the accumulated knowledge and promising solutions from the roundtables with state policy teams and engage them in framing policy and programmatic responses to address the needs of the future workforce. A toolkit will be released at the culmination of the project to guide future state action.