Mike Bartlett, Program Manager, Postsecondary and Workforce Success, Institute for Youth, Education and Families (IYEF) 

Mike Bartlett is the Program Manager for Postsecondary and Workforce Success at the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education and Families, where he serves as an advisor to local officials on improving postsecondary access and attainment, promoting the development of career pathways, workforce development strategies, and the future of work. Mike has previously held positions with the National Governors Association and served as Policy Advisor to Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky.  

Mike has published numerous articles and reports on these topics, and regularly presents to local & state officials and national organizations on postsecondary success strategies, aligning education and workforce development systems, work-based learning and apprenticeship, and sector-based industry engagement strategies. Mike’s writing has been published by the US Department of Labor, the Federal Reserve, The Council of State Governments, and others.

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