Industry Partnerships

The Collaborative utilizes a sector strategy approach as the primary means to support employers.  Based on the assets currently in the region, the Collaborative has chosen to focus on four strategic sectors:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology

The Collaborative convenes quarterly meetings with employer representatives in each strategic sector.  The goal is to create regional networks that provide a forum for employers to openly discuss workforce issues.   Topics include training, pipeline development, and policy.

The ultimate goal is to create sustainable system change where employers have access to the talent required for business success and employees have opportunities for career advancement.