About SkillSPAN

SkillSPAN is a first-ever national network of non-partisan coalitions focused on advancing state skills policies that expand economic opportunities for workers while boosting local businesses’ capacity. These coalitions develop and promote skills policies that help workers obtain jobs that reflect their career aspirations, help businesses find skilled workers, and help states build strong, inclusive economies.

As a national network, SkillSPAN leverages the combined expertise of state coalition members and amplifies their collective voices in state capitols across the nation.

SkillSPAN state coalitions and lead organizations

Alabama: Central Six Development Council
California: California EDGE Coalition
Colorado: Colorado Center on Law and Policy
Connecticut: United Way of Connecticut
Georgia: Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
Illinois: Chicago Jobs Council
Indiana: Indiana Institute for Working Families
Iowa: United Way of Central Iowa
Louisiana: Louisiana Budget Project
Maryland: Jobs Opportunities Task Force
Massachusetts: SkillWorks & The Workforce Solutions Group
Michigan: United Way of Southeast Michigan
New York: New York Association of Training & Employment Professionals
North Carolina: North Carolina Justice Center
Ohio: Ohio Workforce Coalition
Oregon: Portland Community College
Tennessee: Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Texas: United Ways of Texas
Washington: Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County
Wisconsin: Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership & Building Industry Group Skilled Trade Employment Programs (WRTP/BIG STEP)

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