Trevor Stokes is the CEO of the Partnership for Workforce Innovation. His decades of experience and thought leadership in the alignment of economic development, education and workforce development strategy enables PWI to offer a broad spectrum of expertise that includes strategic economic and workforce development planning, labor market analysis, industry sector partnerships and career pathways design and development.
His extensive background in economic research and labor market analysis includes more than 350 regional labor market studies conducted for Chambers of Commerce, economic development organizations, school districts and workforce boards across the country. Trevor is:
- Arizona’s Adult Education 2018 WIOA Partner of the Year
- Aspen Institute’s Communities That Work program Fellow
- Arizona Association of Career and Technical Education’s Circle of Distinction member
- Arizona’s delegate to the National Governors Association’s Good Jobs for All Americans initiative
- A Certified Community Researcher
Before coming to Arizona, Trevor provided leadership to some of the country’s most innovative and successful career-driven education and workforce development initiatives, including Go Build Alabama, Florida Ready to Work and the Kentucky Career and College Readiness Transformation. In Arizona, he has designed and implemented numerous innovative projects, including the Arizona Advanced Technologies Network, the Maryvale Workforce Initiative, and the Arizona Career Readiness Credential.
Home for Trevor, his wife and his four daughters is Peoria, AZ, where he works to improve access to high-quality careers for students and jobseekers across the country.