There is no “one size fits all” for implementation of the Skills Certification System, but there is benefit in hearing about the progress, common issues and strategies for success each site has adopted into their plan.  All are at different points in their journey and highlighting sites' efforts helps advance strategies, collaborate on solutions, and connect networks of excellence.  In this webinar:

  • Education leaders from Washington, an early adopter state, discuss embedding the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certifications at Shoreline Community College. The Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board also addresses how Washington is approaching a statewide rollout, with a special focus on the importance of the aviation and aerospace industry.
  • Leaders from Arizona discuss what drove them to focus on building statewide certification pathways and how their grassroots activity have developed into an action plan that is endorsed and adopted by both business and education entities statewide. Efforts in Arizona are being led by Mark Dobbins, Chairman of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with K-12, community college and 4-year institutions, and state policy leaders.


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