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Promoting Innovation in Skills Development
Apr 1, 2014
Eric Seleznow, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Employment and Training Administration, has contributed this March 31 blog post to the Department of Labor’s “Work in Progress.”

Finding the right job is closely tied to the education and skills you have. That’s why the Labor Department is so focused on doing everything we can to connect ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be filled jobs – and to connect employers with skilled workers.

In order to do this, we’re constantly trying to improve the way we deliver workforce services – one such example is through the Workforce Innovation Fund. On Thursday, we hosted over 120 WIF grantees for a two-day conference where they learned and shared promising practices for engaging businesses, as well as creating viable pathways for budding entrepreneurs. As part of this convening, WIF grantees from Ohio and Pennsylvania participated in a panel discussion with Secretary Perez to share their creative solutions for taking employment and training services to the next level. Businesses are constantly adapting to market forces, and that’s what our workforce system needs to do, too.

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