This resource from Education Strategy Group (ESG) offers a guide for states as they begin to lay the groundwork for a long-term, post-COVID-19 economic recovery plan that prioritizes equity and focuses on the most immediate workforce needs and the most affected populations. ESG argues that the economic recovery provides a critical opportunity for states to invest in advancing their postsecondary attainment goals to satisfy the need for a robust, skilled workforce. Specifically, they identify three actions states can take to start:
1. Promote attainment of postsecondary credentials aligned with workforce demand;
2. Immediately realign attainment priorities to address worker displacement and inequities; and
3. Leverage cross-sector responses to drive systemic implementation.
This resource also features several examples from states including California, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, Tennessee and Virginia.