• Partnership development and convening
  • Assessment of partner capacity and local opportunity
  • Assessment of community need and interests
  • Facilitation of collaborative planning and program design
  • Research and sharing of effective practices
  • Writing of concept papers and case statements
  • Troubleshooting and anticipating obstacles

Technical Assistance & Guidance

  • Apprenticeship/pre-apprenticeship development and DOL/DAS registration
  • Career pathway design, including multiple on- and off-ramps
  • Curriculum design and review
  • Use of innovative adult education strategies, especially for English language learners and adults pursuing a GED
  • Use of technology and online/hybrid instruction
  • Development of on-the-job training components

Funding Strategy/Grant Development (Sustainability)

  • Funding strategy development
  • Resource development and grant-writing
  • Development of braided funding models

Support for the Field (Scale)

  • Research and documentation of effective practices
  • Coaching for program leadership and staff
  • Facilitation of peer connections among like programs
  • Creation of and support for regional/statewide communities of practice
  • Dissemination via national and statewide networks