Sector Skills Academy Looking for Workforce Leaders

Posted by Andrala Walker - On April 19, 2012 (EST)

Sector Skills Academy Looking for Workforce Leaders


The Sector Skills Academy is a year-long fellowship program that brings workforce development leaders from nonprofit organizations, community colleges, workforce investment boards, government agencies, labor-management groups and others together for three 3-day workshops, designed to help grow and support sectoral workforce development strategies. The Academy is designed for organizational leaders who hold direct responsibility for the development and implementation of sectoral strategies. Former Fellows work in a variety of settings and institutions, including community colleges, non-profit organizations, local WIBs, state government, labor-management partnerships and more.


Ready to apply? Download an application now. Applications for the Academy are being accepted now, through Friday, May 25, 2012. Questions about the application process or the Academy can be submitted to:

Need financial assistance? Download a financial aid application.


Want to learn more? Register for the informational webinar on the Academy. This webinar, Supporting the Next Generation of Sector Leaders: Information on the 2012-2013 Sector Skills Academy, is designed to share information about the Academy with prospective applicants. We'll talk about the purpose, structure and content of the Academy. Current Fellows will share their experiences in the Academy, including how it enhanced their leadership and sector work. And, there will be opportunities for you to ask questions about the Academy and the application process. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern and will feature presentations and discussion with two current Academy fellows:

  • John Valverde, Director of Workforce Development, The Osborne Association
  • Janice Urbanik, Director of Industry Partnerships, Partners for a Competitive Workforce

And two Academy alumni:

  • Anne Meyerson, Executive Director, YMCA Training, Inc. & the International Learning Center, Boston
  • Jean Peters, Coordinator of Healthcare Skills Alliance, Northwest Michigan Council of Governments

In addition, Matt Helmer with the Aspen Institute's Workforce Strategies Initiative will also share some information on the structure of the origin and structure of the Academy, as well as the application process.


The Academy is a joint project of the Aspen Institute's Workforce Strategies Initiative, Public/Private Ventures, and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Additional information about the Academy is available at:



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