Policy Areas

Industry and Sector Partnerships

Industry and sector partnerships bring together multiple employerswithin an industry to collaborate with colleges, schools, labor, workforce agencies, community organizations and other stakeholders to align education and training with the skills needed for that industry to grow and compete. 

These workforce partnerships can address skill mismatches; develop talent pipelines of skilled workers to meet future demand; promote industry growth and competitiveness; and improve training, retention, and advancement of workers at all skill levels. 

Business Leaders United members advocate for state and federal policies that support the creation and maintenance of these public-private industry partnerships, and for targeting education and training dollars to the needs of regional industries, economies, and workers.