2018-05-24 National Governors Association

Policy Academy on Scaling Work-Based Learning: Knowledge Exchange Learning Lab

May 24, 2018

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) held a learning lab exploring strategies states can use to expand and scale work-based learning opportunities for youth and young adults in STEM fields, as a part of the NGA Center’s Policy Academy on Scaling Work-Based Learning. Participants discussed innovative resources, programs and policies in the host state of Washington, one of the leader states participating in the project, as well as in other states and from the national perspective.  Participating states and territories included Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, South Dakota and American Samoa.

Title: Policy Academy on Scaling Work-Based Learning: Knowledge Exchange Learning Lab
Date: May 21-22, 2018
Location: Tacoma, Washington

Agenda

Presentations

May 21st

Leader State Highlights: Washington

Speakers:

  • Eleni Papadakis, executive director, Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
  • John Aultman, executive policy advisor, Office of Governor Inslee
  • Daryl Monear, associate director, Policy and Planning, Washington Student Achievement Council
  • Eric Wolf, director of policy & programs, Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
  • Debra Hansen, director, Washington State University Stevens County Extension
  • Tim Probst, director, Workforce Initiatives, Washington State Employment Security Department

Measuring Work-Based Learning for Success

Moderator:

  • Rachael Stephens, senior policy analyst, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Kate Akers, executive director, Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics
  • Mimmo Parisi, executive director and founder, National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (NSPARC), Mississippi State University
  • Gilda Wheeler, program director, Washington STEM

Communicating Your Message: Building a Work-Based Learning Brand

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Beth Townsend, director, Iowa Workforce Development
  • Cher Haavind, director, Office of Government, Policy & Public Relations, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
  • Lynn Strickland, executive director, Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee

May 22nd  

Policy and Partnerships to Ensure Program Sustainability

Moderator:

  • Amanda Winters, senior policy analyst, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Natalie Clark, program consultant, Kansas State Department of Education
  • Diane DeBacker, executive director, Kansas Governor’s Education Council
  • Maud Daudon, executive leader, Career Connect Washington
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