EVERY WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP SHARES TWO CORE ELEMENTS:
- All training programs are designed in close collaboration with employers; and
- The focus is not just on preparing jobseekers and entry-level employees for work, but for careers.
At their core, workforce partnerships need to be results-driven, entrepreneurial, and worthy of trust from both employers and workers. Workforce partnerships serve a wide range of jobseekers and employees but are especially attuned to the needs of lower-skilled, lower-wage workers and jobseekers.
THE KEY FUNCTIONS OF WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIPS INCLUDE:
- Organizing multiple institutions, and public and private funds around common goals;
- Providing or brokering services – training and support – that help jobseekers and employees gain access to career pathways;
- Testing and implementing innovative approaches to the training, preparation, and career support for jobseekers and employees; and
- Sparking improvements in public systems and business employment practices.