An Innovation in Action (IIA) is a snapshot of an initiative or program implementing a variety of approaches to deliver workforce development strategies that respond to current or future business needs. Follow-up and contact information is always provided for additional questions or information.

These IIAs highlight promising practices developed and implemented as a response to COVID-19.

  • The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund was launched to support New York City-based social services and arts and cultural organizations that have been affected by the current coronavirus public health crisis.
  • The Open Skills Network (OSN) is a coalition of employers, education providers, military, and other stakeholders dedicated to advancing skills-based education and hiring. 
  • The Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready) and its partners – 20 of the Virginia’s Commonwealth’s leading businesses – provide incentives for motivated, out-of-work Virginians to reskill for in-demand jobs in high-growth sectors
  • WorkRise is a national platform for identifying, testing, and sharing bold ideas for transforming the labor market, WorkRise plans to invest more than $7 million in research grants over the next three years.