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Skills in the States: Sector partnership policy toolkit summary

Middle-skill jobs make up the largest portion of the labor market, yet employers can’t find enough workers trained to the middle-skill level. At the same time, many low-skilled and low-income people need better access to middle-skill training and jobs. Sector partnerships help solve these problems. Through sector partnerships, employers work together with education, training, labor, and community-based organizations to address their industry’s local skill needs. Sector partnerships are a proven strategy for helping workers prepare for middle skill jobs and helping employers find skilled workers.