High-Road Training Partnerships

The Labor Center’s High-Road Training Partnerships Project supports the California Workforce Development Board’s HRTP Initiative in modeling and expanding workforce training partnerships that are worker-centered, industry-led and aligned with key policy goals of equity, job-quality, and sustainability. The Labor Center conducts analysis and provides technical assistance to sustain and grow the reach of these high-road partnerships. We develop resources and training to build an infrastructure based on the collective expertise of practitioners so that workers, employers, and communities can build high-road partnerships in more industries and across sectors and regions.

Learn more about the state’s High Road Training Partnership initiative here.

Request access to the high-road community portal.

Research & Publications

UC Berkeley Labor Center

HRTP Essential Element 2: The Industry Partnership Itself Is a Priority

Second in the series: Four Essential Elements of High Road Training Partnerships. This brief focuses on the essential element of making the partnership itself a priority. It describes why this is essential, what is meant by partnership, and what the critical components of operating in partnership are. A separate companion brief provides more detail on promising practices for this essential element, with examples from the field.

HRTP Essential Element 4: Industry Drives Training Solutions

Fourth in the series: Four Essential Elements of High Road Training Partnerships. This brief focuses on the essential element of having the industry partnership drive the training solutions needed for that industry. It describes why this is essential, what is meant by taking an industry driven approach to training solutions, and what the critical components of doing so are.

UC Berkeley Labor Center

Taking the High Road

As California plans and invests for the future, all efforts should build and sustain a dynamic and globally successful economy that offers all—including the most disadvantaged—a higher quality of life. We can do that in ways that simultaneously address multiple major challenges, including climate change, public health, economic resilience, and systemic inequities. High Road Training Partnerships (HRTPs) provide a proven successful model for working toward these goals.

High Road Training Partnerships deliver equity,
sustainability, and job quality

Program Contacts

Pamela Egan

Director, Labor-Management Partnerships Program

Laura Watson

Community of Practice Coordinator for High-Road Training Partnerships