The Sector Skills Academy encourages and supports rising leaders
in the sectoral employment development field, through a collegial environment, peer exchange, skills acquisition and professional growth.

2014 Sector Skills Academy

The application process for the 2014 Sector Skills Academy cohort is closed, as of January 25, 2014. If you have questions about the program, please contact

One good way to get a sense of the Academy's value, is to hear from participants. Below, a past Academy member describes her experience.

The Academy provided me with excellent information and valuable networking opportunities that broadened my understanding of sector-based approaches across the country. Both information and tools provided by the Academy have influenced my subsequent work, and relationships formed during the academy have helped me connect to ongoing learning opportunities. I am truly pleased to have been a Marano Fellow!

Windie Wilson, Assistant Director
Workforce Connection, Knoxville, Tenn.