International Day at Forum 2012
A review of themes and next steps
NAWB held its first International Day as part of Forum 2012. The gathering focused on the international nature of US business, the global search for talent, and interest from US Workforce Investment Boards in global good practice on employment, training and economic development.
We’ve finalized our report on International Day, which includes links to all presentations and written feedback from US and international attendees. Download the report »
Get involved! Contact Natalie Branosky at email@example.com to share your labor market strategies and good practice with international counterparts. We’re currently looking for your recommendations for International Day at Forum 2013.
Letter from America to the UK
There is tremendous interest from abroad in pending changes to the US Workforce Investment Act. Surprised? WIA policy and practice is watched closely by our international counterparts, another reason why NAWB is making links on a global scale.
Recently, Ron Painter, Chief Executive of NAWB joined in partnership with InclusionUS to write a “Letter from America,” published in the Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion’s Working Brief (London, UK). Working Brief began in the mid-1980’s as the true statistical picture of mass unemployment during the Thatcher years. It now has a circulation of over 20,000 which includes Members of the UK Parliament of all parties, Labor Ministries throughout Europe, policy advisors, service providers, trade unions, industry leaders and academics.
International Knowledge Exchange: Toronto & Niagara, Ontario, Canada
NAWB is offering an opportunity to learn how economic development & workforce investment are coordinated ‘north of the border.’ NAWB, InclusionUS and Millier Dickinson Blais have organized a knowledge exchange for October 14-18, 2012. Join us for a series of in-depth policy and practice sessions with the Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, the Economic Developers Council of Ontario, the City of Toronto’s Economic Development Department, the Martin Prosperity Institute, the Toronto Social Innovation Centre, the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, and local schools linked to workforce development learning. The visit includes stops at the Royal Ontario Museum and Niagara College’s Teaching Winery. How can you resist?