Regional PREP partners attended the PA Department of Community and Economic Development and PA Department of Labor and Industry’s Northeastern Sector Summit on January 19, 2017. The Summit reviewed the Next Generation Sector Partnerships initiative.
Next Generation Sector Partnerships are emerging across the country, having a real impact on regions. Businesses establish and articulate their priorities for growth with partners from economic development, workforce, and education to provide relevant and just-in-time services.
Next Generation Sector Partnerships are partnerships of industry sectors in a shared labor market region, who work with education, workforce development, economic development and community organizations to address the workforce and other competitiveness needs of the targeted industry. The best industry lead partnerships are industry driven and community supported. They primarily focus on the education and workforce training needs of industry; but Next Generation Partnerships also focus on other issues related to an industry’s competitiveness. This ensures deeper, broader and longer term industry engagement.