Washington, D.C. (January 10, 2010) -- Corporate Voices for Working Families has released a report titled “What Are Business Leaders Saying About Workforce Readiness?”. The report offers an in-depth analysis of a recent series of surveys and focus groups conducted with 150 American business leaders.
Publications & Toolkits
Convergys has partnered with Bellevue University to create a customized, industry-specific program to develop and retain middle managers in the company's customer care operations.
American Association of School Administrators and Corporate Voices for Working Families highlight the benefit of business and education partnerships, tips for engaging educators and business leaders, and a case study illustrating these partnerships in action.
Call to Action, Ready by 21 Business Engagement Menu: Increasing Communications Between Business and Community Leaders
The dual purposeBusiness Engagement Menu provides business leaders with the various ways theycan be involved in communities. Nonprofit leaders can also use the menuto learn the array of options that exist to get business active in effectivelymeeting a community's goals for youth.
Through workforce investments and partnerships with regional community colleges to deliver customized, technical training, Bisgon Gear experiences gains in productivity and performance.
Georgia Power has partnered with the Technical College System of Georgia to develop an"Electrical Lineworker Bootcamp" certificate program to train electrical lineworkers in the community. The partnership has helped the company source skilled labor and has lowered recruitment and retention costs.
From an “Ill-Prepared” to a Well-Prepared Workforce: The Shared Imperatives for Employers and Community Colleges to Collaborate
The labor market in America today faces a paradox. Although the United States is experiencing high unemployment and joblessness, employers widely report difficulty finding qualified and skilled workers. The gap between employers’ needs and workers’ skills —and the imperative to close it — has been an ongoing call to arms from the business community for many years and has not abated even in current economic conditions.
By partnering with public workforce systems, CVS Caremark sources and trains entry-level workers from disadvantaged populations and positively affects its retention and ROI.
Expeditors – Opportunity Knocks: Developing Entry-level Talent Through Youth Professional Improvement
Through its Opportunity Knocks program, Expeditors recruits, supports and mentors marginalized youth so they can develop professionally within the global logistics management company, and go to college.
AOL has partnered with Year Up to access diverse, motivated and productive entry-level talent. Through internships, mentoring and training, AOL plays an active role in recruiting and developing its young talent. Interns that receive training through Year Up and through their AOL internship feel as if they develop the skills and connections needed to get a firm foothold on a path to economic self-sufficiency.