Washington is one of three state case studies spotlighted in the recently released State Guide for Preparing the Future Workforce Now, the findings of a comprehensive two-year project examining ways that governors and other state policymakers can nurture a technologically resilient workforce in an evolving economy.

The report is considered to be a timely and “an especially powerful tool as states navigate an ongoing pandemic, recession, and long-standing issues of racial inequity and economic injustice,” Rachael Stephens, program director for workforce development and economic policy in the National Governors Association (NGA) Center, said in a release.

Issued by the NGA, the State Guide for Preparing the Future Workforce Now presents findings and recommendations from the Future Workforce Now: Reimagining Workforce Policy in the Age of Disruption initiative (Future Workforce Now). The guide is available online and via an interactive web site.



Washington is one of three state case studies spotlighted in the report. It notes Gov. Jay Inslee’s creation of the Career Connect Washington Task Force to address a growing skills gap. The NGA report also cites state case studies in Alabama and Arkansas.