Activating Employers to Make Jobs Better
CareerRise is partnering with the National Fund for Workforce Solutions to make a positive impact for employers and the labor force through job quality initiatives. Our work focuses on the transportation, distribution, and logistics (TDL) sector to improve job quality, racial equity and inclusion, economic mobility, and business outcomes. CareerRise is driving change by:
- Sponsoring 6-8 local employers’ participation in FSG’s Talent Rewire Accelerator Lab
- Offering frontline employer training to our business partners
- Sharing our Quality Careers and Workplaces Toolkit
- Lifting up stories of innovative employer practices (submit yours here!)
- And more!
For more information, contact Nate Futrell, Industry Partnership Director.
Anthem IT Apprenticeship
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, which serves as Georgia’s health insurance provider for youth in foster care, launched an innovative idea in 2019 to fill its growing Information and Technology (IT) jobs with the youth on their roster. A pre-apprenticeship program that leads to a job as an apprentice was envisioned as a way to care for youth as they transition into adulthood while also helping the company develop a competent workforce to fill vacant IT positions. Youth who are nearing exit from foster care are recruited to the five-year pre-apprenticeship program where they gain the certification and competencies needed for a career in IT.
Questions? Contact Brittany Jenkins-Morrow, Industry Partnership Manager.
In June 2020, United Way of Greater Atlanta, Arthur M. Black Family Foundation, and CareerRise came together to develop a strategic plan to create a robust Youth Apprenticeship system for Metro Atlanta called CareerReady ATL. CareerReady ATL celebrates the robust work-based learning and adult workforce opportunities and leadership that exist in Metro Atlanta and is focused on working together to increase capacity for more youth apprenticeship opportunities. The goal is to create 4,000 high-quality youth apprenticeship opportunities within Metro Atlanta.
For more information or to get involved, please reach out to Michele Jacobs or Keren Cadet.
CTAE Career Pathways Partnership
One of Industry Partnerships’ Career Awareness and Promotion Roadmap goals is to align Metro Atlanta area school districts’ Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) and Work-Based Learning (WBL) pathways with Metro Atlanta Top Jobs and Work Ready Skills. We aim to help align pathways to industry needs by:
- Mapping the landscape of CTAE/WBL career paths within the Metro Atlanta area
- Identifying where there are strengths and opportunities for pathway development and industry partnership
- Taking action to align CTAE/WBL career pathways with Metro Atlanta Top Jobs
For more information, please reach out to Brittany Jenkins-Morrow.
CTAE Regional Career Expo
CareerRise has partnered with local Career Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) partners in Metro Atlanta Public Schools to host the Annual Regional Virtual Career Expo Day for students in Cobb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, and Gwinnett counties. This exciting event is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore career opportunities in high-demand industries and help them discover what they are passionate about.
Over 40 industry panelists will participate to share career insights with students and teachers will be provided with online modules, discussion questions, and job shadowing videos to support their lesson plans. The Career Expo provides students with a unique experience to learn about fast-growing career fields, expand their options, and be career and college ready.
We served over 5,000 students from 11 school districts at the 2021 inaugural event! If you’re interested in participating as a panelist in our 2023 Expo to share your career and experience, please reach out to Brittany Jenkins-Morrow.
EMT Training Program
CareerRise partnered with American Medical Response, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), and WorkSource Metro Atlanta to offer a 16 week “Fast Track” EMT Basic program. Upon completion of the training and EMT licensure, students will be hired by AMR as EMTs. This partnership has braided Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) funds and private philanthropy dollars to offer this training at no cost to the students. The first cohort of 5 students launched on September 27, 2021.
Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships (BLU) is an initiative of the National Skills Coalition and is comprised of employers from a range of industries across the nation who are concerned about our nation’s skills gap and who want our country’s policymakers to invest – aggressively and effectively – in the skills of America’s workers. Our state affiliate, Georgia BLU, provides a common platform from which we can communicate to national policymakers about the effective industry-based strategies which could serve as models for a more comprehensive national skills policy. The Georgia BLU coalition is jointly led by CareerRise and the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC). Through our networks, we provide regional and statewide credibility to coalition-building and advocacy for skills training policy.
To learn more about Georgia BLU please reach out to Nate Futrell.
Industry Pathway Charts Now Available at ATLWorks.Org
WorkSource Metro Atlanta and CareerRise are excited to share new Industry Career Pathway Infosheets available at ATLWorks.org! Documents are available for Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, and TDL industries as a PDF or webpage. They cover labor market information, essential skills, common career pathways, and more!
SNAP Education and Training Funds
Through a partnership with Goodwill of North Georgia, CareerRise is a certified subcontractor with Georgia’s SNAP Education and Training Fund. The SNAP E&T Fund is a federal source of funds intended to help SNAP recipients train for family-sustaining jobs that can help them get out of poverty. These funds can support costs related to training as well as support services needed to help people get trained or get to work.
Supporting Your Recruitment and Retention Strategies
In a highly competitive job market, attracting, recruiting, and retaining your workforce is vital to your business’ success. CareerRise is here to help you on that mission.
Our Quality Careers and Workplaces Toolkit is a tool for businesses like yours who want to create the environment, company culture, and reputation that brings employees to your front door and makes them want to stay. The toolkit covers:
The financial case for investing in job quality
- Tools for assessing your company’s approach to job quality and company culture
- Resources for creating a job quality strategy
- Partners who can help tell your Employer of Choice story
- And more!
Industry Partnerships is a collaboration of CareerRise and WorkSource Metro Atlanta (Atlanta, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Atlanta Regional which serves the counties of Cherokee, Clayton, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale Counties). Participation is open to all interested Metro Atlanta industry and workforce partners.
Interested in becoming a partner or learning more about Industry Partnerships?