Government leaders can inspire, facilitate, and lead the shift to this new labor market, which will help people transition into growth jobs in the digital economy. This transformation requires strategic integration of the many different workforce ecosystem players—from employers, educators, and career coaches to job seekers themselves—so that their respective activities add up for greater impact.

Skillful has developed resources to help you take the steps necessary so that:

Employers Icon

Employers find the best
possible candidates.

Educators

Educators and trainers
teach what’s needed most.

 

Career Coach Icon

Career coaches and counselors
have the tools they need.

Job Seekers Icon

Job seekers can find
rewarding, sustainable work.


Skillful State Network

The Skillful State Network is a collaboration to transform the U.S. labor market at scale to one that is skills-based, in which people can demonstrate or obtain the skills needed for good digital economy jobs. The Skillful State Network will support transformation at a scale and pace not possible through individual state actions. The Network will elevate and advance practices and ideas that states can adopt to achieve their workforce goals, including aligning education with industry; providing robust data to jobseekers; or training employers on skills-based practices.

 

Skillful State Founding Members

 

Gov. Asa Hutchinson
Arkansas

 

Gov. John Carney
Delaware

 

Gov. Bruce Rauner
Illinois

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb
Indiana

 

Gov. Charlie Baker
Massachusetts

 

Gov. Steve Bullock
Montana

 

Gov. Phil Murphy
New Jersey

 

Gov. Roy Cooper
North Carolina

 

Gov. Doug Burgum
North Dakota

 

Gov. Mary Fallin
Oklahoma

 

Gov. Gina Raimondo
Rhode Island

 

Gov. Dennis Daugaard
South Dakota

 

Gov. Bill Haslam
Tennessee

 

Gov. Phil Scott
Vermont

 

Gov. Ralph Northam
Virginia

 

Gov. Jay Inslee
Washington

 

Gov. Scott Walker
Wisconsin

 


Skillful State Playbook

Playbook Cover

 

 

In partnership with the State of Colorado, we’ve developed the steps states can follow to build a skills-based labor market. We invite you to join us in elevating these tools, practices, and resources, so that we can help communities across the nation adopt the skills- based practices critical to the growth and sustainability of our economy. We’ll get everyone working on the same page.

  Download


We want to hear from you.

Please sign up below so we can share our resources and learn more about the good work you’re doing to make a more inclusive labor market.