Governor Terry McAuliffe, Results for America host workforce innovation summit
Governor Terry McAuliffe and Results for America hosted a summit on workforce development this week to continue our efforts to better prepare Virginia’s job seekers with credentials that count in the workplace. Results for America also named Governor McAuliffe a Moneyball for Government All-Star – the first at the state level.
Speaking about the event at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Governor McAuliffe said, “Improving our workforce development system is the most important thing we can do to build a new Virginia economy. Building a business-driven system that better prepares Virginians to do the jobs that are available today and create the jobs of tomorrow is one of my top priorities. We have made good progress over the past 17 months, but there is more work to do to make Virginia a national leader in how we train the workforce of the future.”
“Talent is the single most important ingredient for successful economic growth in the Commonwealth,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones. “We are pleased to work with Results for America to engage more than 130 federal, state and local leaders in creating a more business- and data-driven workforce system.”
“I thank Governor McAuliffe for hosting this important event,” said Michele Jolin, CEO and Co-Founder of Results for America. “By using evidence and data to improve programs to better serve those seeking employment and by better coordinating with businesses to allow for stronger understanding of actual workforce needs, Virginia is helping job seekers, business and the entire state more effectively compete and thrive in today’s economy.”