This resource from MDRC provides evidence for sector programs as a way state and local policy makers can help people obtain the skills necessary to find employment in industry sectors that are in-demand during and after the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Sector programs are defined as programs that train people for high-quality jobs in industries and occupational clusters that have strong local demand and offer the opportunity for career advancement. The report provides evidence of its success, particularly for improving the education and economic outcomes of low-income adults trying to enter and advance in the labor market. Lastly, the report offers guidance to policymakers and practitioners looking to implement a sector program in their state or local communities.
Sector Strategies for Success: Meeting the Needs of Workers and Employers