Policy Areas

There aren’t enough workers trained with the skills employers need to succeed. BLU advocates for state and federal policies and investments that close this skills gap, including

  • Supporting career and technical education and work-based learning opportunities like apprenticeship and on-the-job training;
  • Creating and supporting partnerships between technical education providers and industry;
  • Targeting education and training dollars to the needs of regional industries, economies, and workers;
  • Tying education and training to labor market demand and employer skill needs.