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Talent Development Solution
09/13/2012 / 2:55 pm #-24
In an election season dominated by widespread worry over persistent joblessness and an anemic economic recovery, Corporate Voices' new report documents a promising path for America's employers and workers.
A Talent Development Solution: Exploring Business Drivers and Returns in Learn and Earn Partnerships, examines the potential of "Learn and Earn" models -- an approach that connects employers and education providers to give companies the skilled workers they need to compete, while helping individual Americans earn a postsecondary degree, marketable credentials, and a brighter economic future.
Based on extensive research, A Talent Development Solution explores the business impact of employer-education partnerships, offering examples from some of the nation's leading corporations including IBM, McDonald's, and Verizon Wireless. Through employer tuition assistance, accredited corporate training, flexible scheduling and other critical supports, these partnerships enable employees to continue their education while working to support themselves or a family. The report profiles 22 best-practice companies ranging in size, sector, location and type of education partner-most often, a single community college or a regional consortium of education providers who best understand their region's labor market and can customize academic curriculum to meet emerging workforce needs.
"Learn and Earn partnerships work," said John Wilcox, Executive Director of Corporate Voices. "They help American employers address a national skills gap that hampers business productivity and hurts our ability to compete."
The full report, including detailed case studies on each of the partnerships documented, is available at www.corporatevoices.org
Corporate Voices' Learn and Earn work is generously supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Follow and participate in the Learn and Earn discussion on Twitter -- @corporatevoices #TalentDevelopmentSolution