National Governors Association Policy Academy
Aligning Minnesota's Talent Pipeline to the Needs of the Economy
A collaborative effort supported by the Governor's Workforce Development Board and the National Governors Association
From 2014-2016, key state partners worked to strengthen alignment between Minnesota's education and training pipeline and the changing needs of the economy. From pre-school to postsecondary education, state agencies worked to coordinate efforts to ensure that all Minnesotans—students and adult learners alike—gain the necessary skills to compete and succeed in the global economy. This effort was supported by the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices. NGA is a bipartisan organization of the nation's governors. Minnesota was one of 14 states selected to receive a grant and technical assistance from the NGA.
Minnesota will continue this work through 2018 by focusing on partnerships which include state agencies that are State Plan partners. Another key focus is developing industry-led sector partnerships at the state, regional, and local level. NGA will continue to provide technical assistance through the duration of the policy academy.