Through a partnership with Jefferson Community and Technical College, the University of Louisville, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Louisville Metro Government, UPS was able to effectively meet the workforce demands of its Next Day Air operation in Louisville, KY. The partnership, called Metropolitan College, offered UPS' employees access to tuition-free postsecondary education, and helped to significantly reduce the company's turnover rates and improve its recruiting and retention.
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Verizon wireless offers its employees complete financial support to attend its internal training program, LearningLINK, and it also partners with community colleges and universities to offer on-site delivery of classes that lead to college degrees. Through financial support and mentorship, Verizon has seen its effort to train its workers positively affect performance, productivity and employee career mobility, as well as improve recruitment and retention rates.
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding has made sigifigant investments in its Apprentice School to ensure a reliable source of skilled talent and future leaders in shipbuilding and repair. By partnering with Thomas Nelson and Tidewater Community Colleges, the School offers advanced programs to train employees for the technological challenges of nuclear-powered shipbuilding.
Washington, D.C. (April 27, 2010) – John-Anthony Meza will join Corporate Voices for Working Families June 1 as Vice President of Workforce Readiness. Meza is currently national director of corporate citizenship at KPMG where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of KPMG’s national community involvement programs.
Corporate Voices for Working Families launched its newly formed Earn and Learn Working Group on February 24 in Washington, D.C. Leaders from twenty companies came together to share promising practices in employer-led, talent development models that help entry-level workers attain post-secondary credentials with value in the labor market, particularly for young adults 16 to 26.
SEATTLE (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) – Industry groups, corporate executives, government officials and education advocates will meet this week in Washington, D.C. to discuss how they can create affordable, practical education pathways that allow more young adults to earn a postsecondary credential that gives them a competitive edge in the workforce.
Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2010) – As part of the Obama administration’s focus on preparing workers for 21st century jobs, the president included in his fiscal year 2011 budget request $261 million to establish two innovation funds that will enhance workforce readiness training for young people preparing to enter the workplace.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 4, 2009) — Donna Klein, Executive Chair and Founder of Corporate Voices for Working Families, was one of a select group of 130 national leaders from business, nonprofit organizations and education who were invited by President Obama to share their ideas on job creation during the White House Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth.
Klein was part of a panel discussion, Preparing Workers and Strengthening Main Street, led by Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Melody Barnes, Director of the Domestic Policy Council.
New Report Shows Employers Struggle with Ill-Prepared Workforce, as White House Highlights Future of Workforce Skills
(Washington July 14, 2009) – As the Obama administration shines a light on the training and skills workers will need for the jobs of tomorrow, a new report shows that U.S. employers continue to struggle with an ill-prepared workforce, finding new hires lack crucial basic and applied skills.