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Advocacy and Government Relations

NCWE provides the link between policy and workforce education and economic development practices by providing support, research, and critical information to members on current and future trends and policies. The Government Relations website serves to enhance the Council's role in advocating for policy and legislation that support workforce and economic development and job training.

The links below provide NCWE members with valuable resources to enhance their knowledge of important legislation and to advocate for workforce education and training.

Workforce Policy and Legislation
♦ AACC's Top Federal Policies for Community Colleges
♦ Perkins Blueprint

♦ Other Policy Briefs
♦ Ability to Benefit Update

Our issues are important to policy makers at both the state and federal level if, and only if, we paint that picture. To do this, we must understand the issues and be willing to convey the message and the impact to our representatives. Every workforce development professional should be engaged in articulating the importance of policy and funding that impacts workforce education and training. The NCWE Government Relations Committee makes every effort to keep our members aware of important policy issues and to provide them with the tools necessary to advocate for workforce education policy.  Below are some resources to assist.

If you are not authorized to contact policy makers on behalf of your college, remember, that as a citizen, you can contact any policy maker on your own time using your own technology. You may still mention your college or your background but make it clear that you are a voting citizen in their legislative district. In addition to acting on your own behalf as a citizen, make it a point to meet with those on your campus who are in contact with policy makers and make them aware of policy and legislation that affects workforce education and training.

♦ Building a Relationship With Policymakers
♦ Visiting Policymakers
♦ Communicating with Policymakers
♦ Conducting a Site Visit

Additional Resources and Links to Partner Organziations

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