|Principal Investigator:||Heath J. Prince, PhD|
|Sponsor(s):||Annie E. Casey Foundation|
|Project Duration:||September 2015 – February 2017
|Description:||The Ray Marshall Center (RMC), with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, proposes to contribute to the literature regarding sector strategies by identifying five Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) that have successfully implemented sector strategies. The aim of this research is to document the processes by which these WIBs have adopted a sector-based approach, and how they have carried out the roles noted above, or other roles that have proven effective. Ultimately, this collection of five case studies will provide guidance for WIBs nationally as they adapt to the requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
In addition, the RMC will apply its considerable expertise on the subject of sector-based strategies to assist in the provision of technical assistance to Baltimore’s WIB as it begins to implement sector strategies. This technical assistance will include, but not be limited to, strategic consultation with WIB administrators and staff regarding sector strategies, research as determined by needs identified by the WIB as they relate to sector strategies, presentations to stakeholders of research findings and recommendations for sector strategy implementation, and, potentially, assistance with the creation of brief sector strategy dissemination materials.