WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 13, 2012)—As communities across the country pursue plans to spend $500 million in new federal grants to build a world-class 21st-century workforce, Corporate Voices for Working Families is being tapped for its expertise and thought leadership in the area of business-education partnerships.
- Corporate Voices and Its Partner Companies Featured at White House Event Launching Summer Jobs Plus Initiative
Washington, D.C. (January 5, 2012) - “Corporate Voices for Working Families supports the Obama administration in launching the Summer Jobs Plus initiative, which recognizes that there are a number of ways that employers can provide pathways to success for our nation’s low-income young adults, including Life Skills, Work Skills and Learn and Earn initiatives along with summer jobs,” said Stephen M. Wing, a leading authority on workforce development who represented Corporate Voices at the White House event today.
- Business-Community Partnerships Provide Skilled Talent for Employers and Broader Horizons for American Workers
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 15, 2011) – Corporate Voices for Working Families has released four new micro-business cases documenting the considerable benefits gained when employers, community colleges, and community organizations forge close partnerships to support working Americans. Model efforts like these are helping supply employers with the skilled talent they need, while creating promising career opportunities for Americans who urgently need them in a changing and challenging 21st-century economy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 6, 2011)—As business leaders and politicians alike lament the skills gap that has slowed America’s economic recovery, employers who embrace training for their current workers are finding promising results and an impressive return on their investment.
Will Highlight the Economic and Opportunity Imperative of Closing the Education and Skills Gap
Washington, D.C. (October 18, 2011) — U.S. News & World Report together with Innovate + Educate, STEMconnector™, and over 40 key organizations representing industry and education, will hold a major national event to focus policymakers and the public on the critical shortage of STEM skills in the American workforce.
- Together, Communities and Business Leaders Can Support Young People Today and the Workforce of Tomorrow
Washington, D.C. (October 12, 2011) – At a time when the nation’s economy is stalled, the unemployment rate won’t budge, and public dollars for critical education, training, and social services are constrained, communities across America are seeking innovative ways to spark economic growth and ensure a skilled workforce for tomorrow.
Washington, D.C. (October 03, 2011) - Corporate Voices for Working Families launched a Community College Advisory Board on Sunday, October 2, at the STEMtech conference in Indianapolis, organized by the League for Innovation in the Community College. Community college leaders from across the nation gathered at a dinner sponsored by Corporate Voices on Sunday evening to support the formation of the Community College Advisory Board, a group that will provide business leaders with input on the needs of higher education institutions in Learn and Earn partnerships.
Washington, D.C. (September 23, 2011) - More than 300 business leaders who are shaping the face of global corporate responsibility will convene next week at the COMMIT! Forum 2011. COMMIT! is named for its focus on innovators, leaders and companies making real commitments to improving society through business and investing. The Forum takes place September 26-27, 2011 at the Javits Center in New York City. Corporate Voices for Working Families, a conference partner, will elevate the critical role of business best practices at the event.
- Corporate Voices’ New Learn and Earn Micro-Business Cases Showcase Role of Small Businesses in Strengthening America’s Economy
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 21, 2011) – As the nation prepares to enter the fall season focused on job creation and measures needed to stimulate America's economic growth, Corporate Voices for Working Families has released three new micro-business cases documenting how partnerships between small businesses and community colleges are playing a positive role in closing the skills gap and in creating a more competitive workforce.