Practice Advisory is an ever-growing collaborative of workforce training programs and service providers of all staff levels who come together quarterly to solve common problems, network, continue workforce strategy alignment, and create connections across Baltimore City.
WORKING TOGETHER, 2.0
On January 30, 2019, local workforce practitioners from across Baltimore City participated in the relaunch of Practice Advisory (PA). PA originated with the successful One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) initiative where, as part of the 1B4J demonstration grant, recipients met regularly to troubleshoot the complex compliance of a government contract. Over the course of the two-year grant, these workforce professionals discussed other issues they faced and realized there was a benefit to meeting across programs. 1B4J revealed the value of creating connections and working together in new ways geared toward collective strategy and better outcomes. After the 1B4J grant period ended, the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) hired outside consultants to engage workforce development professionals around the city to determine how to structure a Practice Advisory for the future. Fourteen workforce professionals formed the Governance Committee and met for six months to develop a framework for a citywide workforce practice advisory group: PA 2.0. Click here to see Practice Advisory in action; click here to read more!