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National Network of Sector Partners

Insight Center for Community Economic Development

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $400,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2003–February 28, 2005
  • Location Oakland, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The National Network of Sector Partners works to increase the use of the sector strategy by institutions involved in workforce and economic development. The objective is two-fold: to promote better outcomes for both the low-income and low-wage individuals currently served by the system and to increase the productivity and competitiveness of the industries targeted.Multiyear funding will support goals that include building a base of 400 participating sector initiatives by the end of 2005; providing technical assistance to improve the effectiveness of organizations conducting sector initiatives; creating a speaker and workshop brokering operation to bring effective training modules to conferences and training institutes; establishing sector initiatives in the policy environment; engaging a team of lead employers and employer associations committed to the expansion of sector initiatives; and diversifying funding sources currently being used to support national sector initiatives.Since its creation in 1999, the network has increased membership to 150 practitioners; informed public policy on the benefits of sectoral employment programs; hosted an annual conference; and provided individual technical assistance and sub-grant support to numerous workforce development programs.