Accelerating Workforce Training: Introducing the CTA in E/Affect Initiative

CTA in E/Affect


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Stage Two: In Affect

Exploring Opportunities to Accelerate Workforce Training with CTA

In Stage 2 of the NDMA’s CTA in E/Affect Initiative, we are crowdsourcing knowledge and relationships within the NDM community to identify workforce sectors and institutional partners that could significantly benefit from CTA-based training and technologies.

Our specific goal? To encourage the Department of Labor — and other public and/or private sponsors — to launch at least one sectoral workforce development initiative that uses CTA, within one year of the completion of the project.

Documented outcomes of CTA-based training include gains in workforce productivity, safety improvements, and increased wages.

Examples of workforce challenges that CTA could help with:

  • Overcoming skills shortage (particularly among low-income communities and for subjects like special education, mathematics, foreign language, and science)
  • Recognizing shifting consumer demands
  • Keeping up with automation
  • Managing cybersecurity threats
  • Reducing steady decline in assisted living workforce 
  • Managing increasingly complex consumer requirements
  • Finding solutions for demographic of patients becoming older and sicker
  • Controlling physician shortage, impacting rural, frontier, & non-contiguous communities
  • Implementing adequate cognitive skills training (e.g. using data for decision-making, engaging underrepresented populations,  identifying high-impact interventions)
  • Alleviating staffing shortages
  • Decreasing inadequate staff training and development
  • Diminishing burnout 
  • Keeping up with digitization
  • Managing emergence of new roles
  • Reducing challenges with recruiting and training new workers
  • Increasing the understanding of child welfare system (or it’s needs)
  • Assistance with gaining sufficient political support or funding
  • Managing declining population of farm labor
  • Finding alternative solutions to keep pace with growing demand of fresh produce
  • Recruiting and retaining employees
  • Managing staff and operation costs
  • Establishing food safety
  • Limiting food waste
  • Reducing workplace injuries
  • Managing product liability
  • Decreasing equipment and machinery breakdowns
  • Finding solutions for lack of human creativity and adaptability

In Stage One of CTA in E/Affect, the NDMA collected case studies showing the significant returns on investment (ROI) of CTA-based applications.

  • New Tool Designs
  • Reductions in Cost
  • Policy & Culture Change
  • Hastened Hiring Decisions
  • Increased Preparedness
  • Enhance Analytic Abilities
  • Rapidized Onboarding
  • Decreased Training Time
  • Heightened Recognition Skills
  • Reduced Errors
  • Increased Valuation

We want to hear from you!

Despite the many positive findings, many industries are missing out on CTA’s advantages.

If you’d like to learn more or explore partnership to expand CTA’s value in the workforce, please fill out the form and a member of our team will be in touch!