Economic Opportunity Division Meeting Materials
The policy advisors' institute to help states implement an integrated and comprehensive approach for improving the human services administration and service delivery.
The 2017 Institute for Governors’ Economic Policy Advisors allowed governors’ top economic development staff to network, learn from each other, and hear from experts who follow economic development trends across the states.
The NGA Center hosted a second meeting to help states participating in an ongoing policy academy implement an integrated and comprehensive approach for improving the safety of children known to the child welfare system or at risk of child welfare involvement by aligning the work of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government.
The NGA Center held a learning lab to help states identify advanced strategies for reducing childhood hunger.
During the kickoff meeting, participating states: built a common understanding of the project goals of achieving “high impact” two-generational policy and systems change; deepened their understanding of two-generational system and policy change; assessed challenges and opportunities related to two-generation state policy and systems work, and began to identify solutions and pathways forward; developed relationships across the PACTT Network states and supporting organizations; and refined their two-generation action plans and articulate next steps for when they return home.
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices hosted a policy academy meeting focused on assisting state workforce and education leaders to scale high-quality work-based learning opportunities for youth and young adults.
The NGA Center hosted a meeting to help participating states develop an integrated and comprehensive approach for improving the safety of children known to the child welfare system or at risk of child welfare involvement by aligning the work of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government.
The institute provided an opportunity for attendees to better understand the implications of recent demographic and economic shifts for low-income families; discuss and learn about promising and evidence-informed approaches used by states to drive better outcomes for children and families; and network with colleagues from around the country and share information on challenges and innovations in their states.
The NGA Center hosted the kickoff meeting, along with Washington’s Results Washington initiative, for a learning lab on Innovations in the Use of Data in Policymaking on May 19-20 in Seattle, Washington.
Building Apprenticeship Pathways That Work: American Apprenticeship Initiative Grantee National Meeting
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted a meeting on April 19-21, 2016 in Washington, D.C., for recipients of American Apprenticeship Initiative grants. Through the American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI), the U.S. Department of Labor awarded $175 million to 46 applicants to expand participation in registered apprenticeship.