2018-05-10 Ariana Gordon

National Institute on Scaling Work-Based Learning

Date: April 8-10, 2019

Location: Point Clear, Alabama

Abstract:  National Governors Association Solutions: The Center for Best Practices (NGA Solutions) hosted a national institute bringing together representatives from 30 states and one territory to address challenges to and discuss innovative solutions for scaling work-based learning programs. The event began with a pre-meeting on April 8, which was open only to state teams involved in the NGA Solutions Policy Academy on Scaling Work-Based Learning; other states outside of that cohort, as well as other subject-matter experts joined for the April 9-10 institute.

 

Agenda

Presentations

 

April 8 Pre-Meeting

 

State Exchange: Best Practices from the Policy Academy Cohorts

Moderator:

  • Kristin Baddour, policy analyst, NGA Solutions

 

Maintaining Momentum: Building on Policy Academy Achievements

Moderator:

  • John Guerriero, policy analyst, NGA Solutions

Speakers:

  • Kimberlee Carlile, director of industry and talent initiatives, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

 

April 9 National Institute

Achievements and Lessons Learned Through NGA’s Policy Academy on Scaling Work-Based Learning

Speakers:

  • David Etzwiler, chief executive officer, Siemens Foundation
  • Shannon Lewis, director, Montana State Workforce Innovation Board
  • Randall Brumfield, chief academic officer, Idaho State Board of Education
  • John Russ, area manager, Idaho Department of Labor
  • Rachel DeVaughan, assistant executive director of work-based learning and special initiatives, Mississippi Community College Board


Preparing the Future Workforce: The Promise of Work-Based Learning

Moderator:

  • Rachael Stephens, senior policy analyst, NGA Solutions

Speakers:

 

Host State Highlight: Alabama

Keynote Address:

  • Adam Thompson, deputy chief of staff for policy, Governor Kay Ivey

Moderator:

  • Rachael Stephens, senior policy analyst, NGA Solutions

Speakers:

  • Lori Bearden, deputy secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce
  • Josh Laney, senior director for workforce development, Alabama State Department of Education
  • Nick Moore, coordinator, Alabama Governor’s Office of Education and Workforce Transformation,
  • Dr. Michael Walker-Jones, outreach coordinator, Alabama Commission on Higher Education

 

Concurrent Sessions: Setting the Vision for Work-Based Learning

Building the Business Case for Work-Based Learning

Moderator:

  • Mike Bartlett, senior policy analyst, NGA Solutions

Speakers:

  • Melissa Aguilar, executive director, Kentucky’s State Workforce Innovation Board


Governance Structures to Support and Scale Work-Based Learning

Moderator:

  • Kimberly Hauge, senior policy analyst, NGA Solutions

Speakers:

  • Carrie Lively, senior director, The Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship, Indiana Department of Workforce Development
  • Shannon Lewis, director, Montana State Workforce Innovation Board

 

Creating Partnerships for Long-Term Success

Moderator:

  • John Guerriero, policy analyst, NGA Solutions

Speakers:

  • Renise Walker, senior consultant, Colorado Workforce Development Council
  • Nina Pande, executive director, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future

 

Concurrent Sessions: Using Data to Support and Scale Work-Based Learning

Introduction to Collecting Data on Work-Based Learning

Moderator:

  • Amanda Winters, program director, NGA Solutions

Speakers:

  • Natalie Clark, education program consultant, Kansas State Department of Education

 

Data and Equity Goals

Moderator:

  • Dana Westgren, policy analyst, NGA Solutions

Speakers:

 

Data as a Tool for Sustainability

Moderator:

  • Madelyn Rahn, policy analyst, NGA Solutions

Speakers:

  • Anna Mastri, senior researcher, Mathematica
  • Zach Heit, strategic data manager, Nevada Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation
  • Craig Brockett, work-based learning administrator, Clark County School District

 

April 10 National Institute

Concurrent Sessions: Innovative Work-Based Learning Program Models

Mid-Career Apprenticeship Programs

Moderator:

  • John Guerriero, policy analyst, NGA Solutions

Speakers:

  • Carla Whitlock, senior apprenticeship consultant, Apprenticeship Carolina
  • Amy Weinstein, employer liaison, Building Futures Rhode Island

 

Work-Based Learning and the CTE System

Moderator:

  • Mike Bartlett, senior policy analyst, NGA Solutions

Speakers:

  • Timothy Elliott, A/V IT coordinator, West Virginia Department of Education Office of Career & Technical Education
  • Steve Rothenberg, director, Concord Regional Technical Center, New Hampshire

 

Youth Apprenticeship Programs

Moderator:

  • Kimberly Hauge, senior policy analyst, NGA Solutions

Speakers:

  • Jessica Englert, workforce development policy advisor, Office of the Governor of North Carolina
  • Ryan Gensler, director, national partnerships, CareerWise Colorado

 

Integrating Work-Based Learning into Postsecondary Programs

Moderator:

  • Amanda Winters, program director, NGA Solutions

Speakers:

  • Nina Pande, executive director, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future
  • Rachel DeVaughan, assistant executive director of work-based learning and special initiatives, Mississippi Community College Board
  • Mary Rothchild, senior system director, workforce development, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

 

Aligning Federal and State Policy to Scale Work-Based Learning

Moderator:

  • Geoff King, senior policy analyst, NGA Solutions

Speakers:

  • Nova Gattman, deputy director for external affairs, Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
  • Nick Moore, education policy advisor, Office of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey
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