The National Next Gen Community of Practice was founded with generous support from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation and the states of Colorado, California and Oregon. These states have supported Next Gen Sector Partnerships across their local areas, invested in ongoing capacity-building efforts, and provided invaluable collaboration in developing the national Next Gen toolkit. A growing network of Next Gen Community of Practice affiliates across the country have adopted the Next Gen model as the preferred approach to building sustainable, industry-driven regional partnerships.
FOunding Members of the Next gen community of practice
JPMorgan Chase believes every person deserves a pathway to economic success. They proudly support efforts to increase workforce development opportunities and were a founding sponsor of the 2017 Next Gen Sector Partnership Academy and national Community of Practice.
The Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) spearheaded the adoption of Next Gen Sector Partnerships in Colorado since 2013. CWDC is a Governor-appointed, business-led coalition of industry, state agencies and their local system partners as well as statewide and community-based organizations. CWDC has support local areas in adopting Next Gen Sector Partnerships through technical assistance, training and ongoing peer-to-peer learning. CWDC has also invested in the development of tools and resources to help local teams build Next Gen Sector Partnerships and industry-driven career pathway systems. These and other tools can be accessed at www.sectorssummit.com.
The State of California, the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB), and the Slingshot Initiative were pleased to co-sponsor the 2017 national Next Generation Sector Partnership Academy. Slingshot picked up where the Academy left off by supporting the national community of practice network throughout 2017. The CWDB is a strong advocate for industry-driven, community-supported partnerships and has launched an innovative set of initiatives, including Slingshot and the Workforce Accelerator Fund, focused on promoting regional economic prosperity and income mobility.
The State of Oregon was proud to co-sponsor the 2017 Next Generation Sector Partnership Academy. Oregon has embraced the industry-led, Next Generation Sector Partnership model, investing over $1.6 million in two years to support their development at the local and regional levels. Oregon's sector partnerships demonstrate our diverse economy, ranging from an Advanced Manufacturing partnership in southern Oregon, Advanced Textiles in the northwest corner of the state, and Outdoor Products in central Oregon.
Next Gen Affiliates
Next Gen Affiliates are state or regional organizations or agencies that commit to using the Next Gen Sector Partnership model as their preferred approach to building regional, industry partnerships. Affiliates actively support the development of authentic and sustainable Next Gen Sector Partnerships by:
- Adopting Next Gen-branded curriculum as their go-to resource for building successful partnerships, and;
- Providing training, intensive coaching, and technical assistance on Next Gen Sector Partnership-Building from Next Gen faculty or staff.
To inquire about becoming a Next Gen Affiliate, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.