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We Design, Implement and Measure Innovative Strategies for Unique and Complex Challenges

Workforce Outcomes' Competencies

We specialize in creating innovative strategies intersecting Higher Education and Workforce Development.  We provide expert guidance and change management consulting  to colleges and universities, vocational training institutions, workforce development boards, community-based organizations and employers.  


We also have 40+ years of experience providing a broad range of training and technical assistance services to Workforce Development Boards around the nation.   Our technical assistance services that ensure alignment of local and regional efforts include but are not limited to:

  • Career pathway program design
  • Industry and postsecondary partnerships
  • Employer engagement
  • Professional development
  • Peer learning
  • Data analysis
  • Financing strategies
  • Labor market information 


Furthermore,  we have significant depth and breadth of experience working with intermediaries, regional workforce partnerships, funding collaboratives, state policy stakeholders, and employers to design and implement programs that propel lower-skilled adult students and job seekers toward skills and credentials with immediate value in the labor market.


  • We assist with employer engagement strategies; curriculum review and career pathway implementation assistance; and recruitment, assessment, orientation, and retention strategies for workforce partnerships in high growth industries.  


  • We provide workforce planning and strategic alignment of Workforce Development Board human capital with its business direction. We also implement solutions that enable Workforce Development Boards to accomplish their mission, goals, and objectives through a process of analyzing the current workforce, determining future workforce needs, and identifying the gap between the present and future.


We facilitate the development of program innovations and enhancements to workforce development training programs with community colleges, community-based organizations, and intermediaries through in-depth coaching and technical assistance on:

  • Deepening employer engagement
  • Designing and accrediting work-based learning
  • Mapping career training to DOL/ETA industry competency models
  • Contextualizing academic curricula with occupational or industry related content
  • Modularizing training programs into shorter “chunks” that meet employer skill needs and lead to stackable, industry-recognized credentials
  • Installing supports that boost program completion or credentialing by adult learners


We also speak at conferences around the nation sharing knowledge and best practices on designing efficient, powerful peer learning convening’s among consortium or collaborative members.


We deliver workshops, train-the-trainer sessions, and high-interest topical workshops based on the best available research on relevant workforce development models.


We produce case studies, issue papers, and practice briefs on effective practices, implementation tools, and how to boost program effectiveness.

We influence systemic workforce development by constantly assessing the state policy climate using self-assessment tools, policy scans, and data analysis.