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Learn & Earn
WASHINGTON (October 18, 2012)–A remarkably broad coalition of national education, business, philanthropic and policy groups has come together to create a clear, unified and focused vision for what it means to be career ready.
Professional energy services employer partners with technical college to develop high-tech, credentialed heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) talent pipeline.
Washington, D.C. (September 11, 2012)—In an election season dominated by widespread worry over persistent joblessness and an anemic economic recovery, a new research report documents a promising path for America’s employers and workers.
A Talent Development Solution aggregates many lessons learned from Learn and Earn partnerships. A primary lesson is that Learn and Earn partnerships work. These partnerships serve business interests, enabling employers to build a better-skilled workforce by leveraging the strengths education providers bring to the table. At the same time, these partnerships create valuable opportunities for employees—especially for lowerincome individuals, who often have no choice but to earn a living while they pursue higher education.
A Talent Development Solution: Exploring Business Drivers and Returns in Learn and Earn Partnerships
A Talent Development Solution, provides a summary of research Corporate Voices conducted the past 24 months identifying the practices, characteristics, and returns of innovative, business-led partnerships between employers and education providers.
A Talent Development Solution: Exploring Business Drivers and Returns in Learn and Earn Partnerships (Early Findings)
For the past several years, Corporate Voices for Working Families has identified and promoted innovative Learn and Earn partnerships across the country. These partnerships between business and education providers help bridge the skills gap for employers while encouraging and/or supporting current and future employees’ attainment of postsecondary credentials with labor market value — the most significant benchmark for achieving economic sustainability. Learn and Earn partnerships are talent development models that provide a real return for leading companies.
Washington, D.C. (March 19, 2012) This week hundreds of participants will descend on Washington, D.C. to take part in the second annual Building a Grad Nation Summit and to welcome the release of Civic Enterprises’ 2012 Building a Grad Nation Report. Corporate Voices for Working Families is honored to have taken part in this year’s Civic Marshall Plan by lending its expertise to the 2012 report as it explores the ways in which the business community can participate in ending the high school dropout crisis through the Business Case for Education section.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 13, 2012)—As communities across the country pursue plans to spend $500 million in new federal grants to build a world-class 21st-century workforce, Corporate Voices for Working Families is being tapped for its expertise and thought leadership in the area of business-education partnerships.
Research on education and skills levels of employees and jobs available in the future is clear. Recent projections by The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce indicate, by 2018, the economy will experience 47 million job openings, two-thirds of which will require some postsecondary education or training. Predictions indicate that there will not be enough people qualified to fill three million of these jobs, jobs which require at least a two-year associate’s degree.