The Intersection of State Regulations and Work-Based Learning: A Case Study on Addressing Regulatory Barriers to an Innovative Strategy for Worker Advancement
States establish and enforce regulations to protect the public interest. Yet state rule-making can impose unintended barriers to innovation because regulators cannot anticipate all the changes to an industry. Jobs to Careers, a national initiative that is developing the skills and career paths of workers on the front lines of health care, has encountered such hurdles as it seeks to implement its innovative work-based learning approach.
This case study explores how a Jobs to Careers program in Kentucky has addressed significant regulatory barriers to advancing the careers of frontline employees.