Evelyn GanzglassDirector, Workforce Development Policy Expertise Postsecondary education, workforce investment programs, welfare policy and job quality.
Ms. Ganzglass is director of Workforce Development at CLASP. She has extensive experience in workforce development policy, education, economic development and social service policies and programs. She leads CLASP's national and state advocacy and technical assistance efforts related to postsecondary and adult education, workforce investment programs, welfare and work supports policy, and job quality. She widely publishes and presents on these topics. In 2007, she testified before Congress on changes needed in the Workforce Investment Act that would improve job training. Prior to joining CLASP, she directed the Global Workforce in Transition project at the Educational Development Center Inc., a U.S. Agency for International Development global initiative to help developing and transition countries respond to changing economic needs. Before that, Ms. Ganzglass worked for the National Governors Association (NGA) for more than 20 years. From 1991 to 2002 she directed employment and social services policy studies at NGA Center for Best Practices. She lead the association's research and technical assistance activities focused on promoting effective state practices and policy innovation related to workforce development, youth development, social services, welfare reform, criminal justice and performance management. She also led major NGA initiatives related to cluster-based economic development, e-learning, youth development, skill standards, adult literacy, school-to-work transition, and policies to help low-income working families advance out of poverty. Ms. Ganzglass started her career at the U.S. Department of Labor and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Somalia.