SKILLFUL STATE NETWORK: LEARN, SHARE, COLLABORATE
As automation, artificial intelligence, and other technological advances transform the nature of work, states have the opportunity to innovate to help people keep pace with the evolving needs of a digital economy.

The Skillful State Network is a forum for governors to share and accelerate workforce innovation.
Employers find the best possible candidates.
Educators and trainers teach what’s needed most.
Career coaches and counselors have the tools they need.
Job seekers can find rewarding, sustainable work.

Skillful State Network

The Skillful State Network is a collaboration to transform the U.S. labor market at scale to one that is skills-based, in which people can demonstrate or obtain the skills needed for good digital economy jobs. The Skillful State Network will support transformation at a scale and pace not possible through individual state actions. The Network will elevate and advance practices and ideas that states can adopt to achieve their workforce goals, including aligning education with industry; providing robust data to jobseekers; or training employers on skills-based practices.

Skillful’s on-the-ground operations, Skillful Colorado and Skillful Indiana, work with local organizations to accelerate the adoption of skills-based practices; providing the opportunity to test approaches and share insights with the Skillful State Network.

Skillful State Network Members:
Gov. Jared Polis
Colorado
Gov. Asa Hutchinson
Arkansas
Gov. Gavin Newsom
California
Gov. Ned Lamont
Connecticut
Gov. John Carney
Delaware
Gov. J. B. Pritzker
Illinois
Gov. Eric Holcomb
Indiana
Gov. Laura Kelly
Kansas
Gov. Matt Bevin
Kentucky
Gov. Charlie Baker
Massachusetts
Gov. Steve Bullock
Montana
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Michigan
Gov. Tim Walz
Minnesota
Gov. Mike Parson
Missouri
Gov. Phil Murphy
New Jersey
Gov. Roy Cooper
North Carolina
Gov. Doug Burgum
North Dakota
Gov. Mike DeWine
Ohio
Gov. Kevin Stitt
Oklahoma
Gov. Tom Wolf
Pennsylvania
Gov. Gina Raimondo
Rhode Island
Gov. Bill Lee
Tennessee
Gov. Gary Herbert
Utah
Gov. Phil Scott
Vermont
Gov. Ralph Northam
Virginia
Gov. Jay Inslee
Washington
Gov. Tony Evers
Wisconsin
SKILLFUL STATE PLAYBOOK
In partnership with the State of Colorado, we’ve developed the steps states can follow to build a skills-based labor market. We invite you to join us in elevating these tools, practices, and resources, so that we can help communities across the nation adopt the skills- based practices critical to the growth and sustainability of our economy. We’ll get everyone working on the same page.