Targeted Investments with Regional Impact
How We Invest
We follow the model developed by the National Fund for Workforce Solutions to create industry partnerships.
The resulting robust relationships among employers, workers, and education and training/service providers enhance a cohesive pipeline to front-line jobs and career ladders.
Employer-led industry partnerships.
High levels of employer engagement ensure that the training is relevant to industry needs and strengthens the opportunity for workers to obtain post-program employment.
Commit to racial equity and inclusion.
Workforce strategies should intentionally incorporate racial equity goals that can serve as small changes to practices and norms that may lead to shifts of systems.
Target a specific industry or cluster of occupations.
Ensuring workers develop employment-related skills in a high-demand industry supports their ability to obtain high-quality work opportunities.
Support workers and removes barriers.
Soft skills, industry orientation, coaching, and supportive services are critical for success.
Promote career pathways.
Provide opportunities for workers to develop employment-related skills, obtain credentials, and advance in their careers.
Scalable projects that promote innovation.
Our funds have the flexibility to support new and innovative projects that may have funding gaps or be ineligible for public workforce development funding streams.
WHEN WORKFORCE WORKS
These aren’t just any stories about workforce programs, but stories of programs that really get it right – putting industry first, engaging career seekers, and developing deep partnerships – the workforce “secret sauce”.
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CareerRise is able to support these investments through its work as a funders collaborative. Through grantmaking, CareerRise invests its pooled philanthropic dollars to support innovative workforce partnerships for jobseekers and businesses and develop system capacity to scale promising practices.
Through CareerRise, we’re able to work collaboratively with key regional workforce players to see who is making a difference on the ground. It is wonderful to be able to draw on their expertise to make sure that the funding that we give is really having the most impact.