GREELEY — Greeley has been selected as one of 17 cities to participate in the National League of Cities’ Good Jobs, Great Cities Learning Network.
The network is a partnership between NLC and the U.S. Department of Labor and is designed to “spur innovative and scalable city-supported solutions that upskill and reskill workers into quality, high-demand jobs in infrastructure, clean energy, and advanced manufacturing jobs made possible by investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act,” according to a press release.
The Learning Network will help participating cities learn from peers and other national resource providers as they build a strong local ecosystem for workforce development.
Participants will join in quarterly networking calls and will access NLC and Department of Labor tools and resources to accelerate their efforts to promote workforce success in key local industries.
Cities participating in the Good Jobs, Great Cities Learning Network include:
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
- Bridgeport, Connecticut.
- Forest Hill, Texas.
- Maywood, Illinois.
- Memphis, Tennessee.
- New Orleans.
- Pearland, Texas.
- Portsmouth, Virginia.
- Rancho Cordova, California.
- Richmond, Virginia.
- Sacramento, California.
- St. Petersburg, Florida.
- Stonecrest, Georgia.
- Tampa, Florida.
The NLC also designated 16 cities to participate in its Good Jobs, Good Cities Academy, none in Colorado.
“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for these cities to take advantage of these unprecedented federal investments and catalyze them for long-term economic advancement,” Clarence Anthony, NLC CEO and executive director, said in a written statement. “A decade from now, I think these 33 communities will look back and recognize this as the moment the economic trajectory began to change for some of their most underserved populations.”The Good Jobs, Great Cities Academy and Learning Network “position city leaders to act as convenors, advocates, and innovators, forging stronger collaboration amongst local governments, businesses, education and training providers, local Workforce Development Boards, labor unions, labor-management partnerships, faith-based organizations, philanthropy, and other community-based organizations,” according to the organization.