Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) a larger effort is needed to encompass the broad spectrum of business engagement strategies and activities that are needed for unique business solutions in local and regional communities across the country.
Enhancing Business Engagement
ETA seeks to enhance the business services strategies employed by states and regions by providing technical assistance on new sector strategies partnerships, and emphasizing the need to customize solutions for each individual business situation.
The initiative will create a network of national sector and industry strategies for workforce intermediaries that are sharing and supporting each other by leveraging the significant body of business solutions knowledge already available.
Business Engagement Collaborative Website
The Business Engagement Collaborative Community of Practice provides cutting-edge resources, modularized content and facilitator guides on a variety of topics and tools that will help frontline staff engage and assist businesses, including competency models, Labor Market Information (LMI), and use of social media.
The series of resources and training modules define business services based on employer solutions, and workforce needs in today’s economy.
Small Business Development and Partnership Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to assist you in building strong partnerships between the workforce development system and small business-serving organizations to strengthen small business development, business retention, entrepreneurship and self-employment in your community.
Employment and Disability Resources for Businesses