Working Group Overview

To expand the Commission’s capacity to address an important range of issues and topics, the Commission will employ three Working Groups. Each will be charged with undertaking further analysis, discussion and consideration of best practices and model policies. It will also be charged with helping to articulate action steps, potential follow-ups, and formal recommendations for inclusion in the Commission report. The working groups will be:

  • Effective Use of Labor Market Data & Intelligence and Planning, Advising and Career Services
  • Work-Integrated, Cooperative and Internship-based Learning (WIL) and Targeted Higher Education/Industry Partnerships
  • Innovation, Technology and New Economy “Skill Bundles” and Emerging Credentials & Credentialing Systems


Goals of the Working Groups

Over the course of three meetings, the working groups will identify:

  • Regional and state-specific labor market strengths and challenges
  • Model practices, programs and policies exhibited by states, HEIs and business/industry within the region and where applicable, outside of the region
  • Recommendations to state policy makers and HEI’s to make more effective use of skill and labor market data & transform advising and career services

The Commission on Higher Education & Employability is generously supported by the following partners:


Strada Lumina Nellie Mae