Collaboration Across State Boundaries: Interstate Strategies of the TriState Regional Workforce Alliance TENNESSEE ALABAMA GEORGIA Presented by: Alabama Career Center Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Coosa Valley Regional Development Center Southeast Tennessee Development District
Aligning workforce and education with economic development requires a clear understanding of the industries in the states and a common understanding of the knowledge and skills required to compete successfully.
Think and Act Regionally Commuting Patterns TENNESSEE GEORGIA ALABAMA
Think and Act Regionally Prospects look regionally when assessing area labor Global competition Declining dollars and resources Improving services
Where to start? Define region Determine players Initial meeting Determine work plan sub- committees Sub-committee meetings Ongoing collaborative meetings
What have we accomplished? CertificateKey database Regional Workforce Summit Successfully applied for technical assistance through DOL (NBLP) MOU between Workforce Boards Support and name recognition Building relationships for further collaboration
Where do we go from here? Joint workforce board meetings Continue to collaborate Asset and needs analysis Strategic planning Become major partner in economic development initiatives Continue to identify and add partners Identify funding sources
Individual state perspectives Alabama Georgia Tennessee