By Randall Eberts, Executive Director, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, U.S.A.
Topic: What happens when a state government encourages a more bottom up approach to addressing skills issues? Michigan in the United States has funded 13 skills alliances to tackle a current disconnect between regional employment and skills provision. The alliances have each chosen their own priority sector (health, construction, manufacturing etc).
This video has been recorded during the Capacity Building Seminar for Partnerships on "Designing and Delivering Skills Strategies for Cities", which was held in Trento, Italy, on 11-13 June 2008.