Western Governors Univ., National Governors Assoc. Announce Strategic Partnership
25 Oct, 2021
- Skills Ecosystem: WGU is supporting states to learn about, develop, and implement the newest workforce technologies through NGA’s State Strategies for Skills and Lifelong Learning Systems conference Oct. 27-28. This meeting marks the beginning of a portfolio of NGA postsecondary work focused on skills, reskilling/upskilling education pathways, credentialing, and lifelong learning. WGU will play a key partnership role in these efforts over the next year. Register for the free virtual convening: https://registration.socio.events/e/nga.
- The Workforce Innovation Network (WIN): Partially funded by WGU, WIN will provide grants to select states to advance digital skill development for equitable economic participation in alignment with state workforce and economic development goals.
- Broadband Access: The digital divide is a limiting factor to the development of the current workforce and a major contributor to inequities in access to opportunity. WGU and NGA will create best practices for states to advance policies to make broadband ubiquitous, affordable, and accessible so all people can participate in modern education and work.
- NGA Chairman’s Initiative: WGU will support the NGA and Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas to promote best practices in education that include computer science as an imperative for the security of states and the country and as a path to thriving careers for individuals.