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NGA Invites Ten States To Explore Service As A Pathway to Opportunity

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State and national service programs are a promising way to meet the needs of employers and communities as Governors implement workforce development policies. Intentionally designed “service-to-career pathways” embed career development opportunities into a term of service – incorporating career exploration, coaching, work-based learning, skills training, and credential attainment as part of the service experience. This month, the National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), with support from the Schultz Family Foundation, brought together 10 state teams comprised of Governors’ advisors, state workforce development system leaders, and state service commission leaders to explore service as a pathway to economic opportunity.

Maryland Governor Wes Moore attended the event and participated in a fireside conversation. He shared his vision of service and his definition for it in Maryland. He also discussed how service-to career pathways fit into his…



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