Business and Education Partnerships Provide Skilled Talent for Employers
Posted by Andrala Walker - On December 15, 2011 (EST)
Business and Education Partnerships Provide Skills for American Workers
Corporate Voices for Working Families has released four new micro-business cases documenting the considerable benefits gained when employers, community colleges, and community organizations forge close partnerships to support working Americans. Model efforts like these are helping supply employers with the skilled talent they need, while creating promising career opportunities for Americans who urgently need them in a changing and challenging 21st-century economy.
The new profiles feature the efforts of three diverse employers who are building a talent pipeline of current and future employees.
A fourth micro-business case spotlights the efforts of a popular retailer that is creating first-time training opportunities for disadvantaged youth:
"Employer partnerships with community colleges and local organizations are playing a key role in providing the supports that today's working learners-often low-income young adults-need to gain valuable skills, pursue their education, and advance up the career ladder," said Donna Klein, Corporate Voices' Executive Chair and CEO.
The first three profiles, part of a series published within Corporate Voices' ongoing Learn & Earn initiative, are available online.
The Gap Inc. profile, also part of a series of best-practice micro-cases focused on Enterprising Pathways for underserved youth, may be found here.
Corporate Voices' Learn & Earn Initiative is made possible through the generous support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Its Enterprising Pathways research is made possible with the generous support of New Options, a project of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
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