Skill State Policy Advocacy Network (SkillSPAN) coalitions develop and promote policies that help workers find good family-supporting jobs, help businesses find skilled workers, and help states build strong inclusive economies. SkillSPAN coalitions include policy and research organizations, community-based organizations, businesses, unions, community colleges, workforce boards, state and local agencies, and others advocating for a shared agenda.
As a national network, SkillSPAN leverages the combined expertise of state coalition members and amplifies their collective voices in state capitols across the nation. Ten state coalitions in CA, GA, IA, IN, IL, MA MI, NC, TN, and WA joined SkillSPAN in 2019. An additional ten are slated to join in 2020, with further growth planned in 2021.