(1) supporting industry experts in innovative roles and(2) leveraging postsecondary partnerships and faculty with the goal of advancing work in these states and the broader field.
This report provides a summary of the working groups’ focus and design, the common challenges identified through the process, and promising state solutions and resources. The promising solutions the states shared to address their challenges fall into two categories:
- Educator Policies (e.g., alternative licensure programs for full-time teachers, part-time/adjunct teachers, and dual enrollment) and
- Employer Partnership Strategies (e.g., providing employers with a continuum of engagement opportunities, creating or connecting with intermediaries and industry associations, combating employer “burnout,” engaging with industry experts virtually).