What are Workforce Partnerships?
Workforce Partnerships are supported by regional collaboratives both through direct grants and through a variety of policy advocacy, professional development and capacity building strategies.
The regional collaboratives provide funding to the workforce partnerships, whose on-the-ground projects work directly with job seekers and entry-level employees.
Each workforce partnership is different. Some are led by a local community college, others by an employer, a labor union, the local Workforce Investment Board, or by community-based organizations. Some partnerships prepare people for careers in health care, others in construction or manufacturing, and still others in sectors that are very specific to the region. Each workforce partnership matches the training and support needs of employees with the skills that employers need to be productive and competitive.
For more information about forming a workforce partnership, please see the Workforce Partnership Guidance Tool.
Workforce partnerships exist throughout the country; find one near you or in a sector that interests you.