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MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to provide an exceptional labor force to a region’s growing industries by leveraging community assets and forming high-performing workforce partnerships.
VISION STATEMENT: CareerEdge will be known as the region’s distinguished workforce development organization that promotes economic prosperity through strong employer-labor and community partnerships.
CareerEdge was designed to work on both sides of the labor market – the demand side and the supply side – as well as among intermediary organizations, such as higher education institutions, in order to fuel the pipeline of skilled labor needed by the region’s employers.
Two of the most tangible goals are to help low-skill/low-wage workers advance into higher-skill/higher-wage careers, while providing employers with the skilled workers they need to accelerate growth.
CareerEdge focuses on the following:
Innovative employer partnerships
CareerEdge is providing a tailored support package never before available from workforce intermediaries in the region. That package includes grants which invest in customized worker training and support programs, combined with hands-on technical support by CareerEdge staff, all designed to help employers advance their incumbent workers into higher-skill/wage positions and expedite the creation of entry-level jobs.
Educational bridge building
CareerEdge partners with other workforce intermediaries and educational institutions to bridge gaps in training programs in order to be more tightly attuned to the needs of the region’s employers.
CareerEdge is working to increase the amount of philanthropic resources invested into workforce development, particularly for underserved segments of the labor force, and to leverage those investments to increase the sums invested by public agencies and private employers.
As of December 2017, CareerEdge has invested $9.8 million in workforce development.
Policy advocacy & public discourse
CareerEdge is influencing policy decisions regarding both workforce programming and funding commitments by reframing the public discourse, inspiring data-driven decisions, and by educating leading advocacy groups and philanthropists on innovations and new directions in workforce development.
At CareerEdge, we recognize that local employers drive growth and bring prosperity to the region. We also recognize that local businesses cannot reach their full potential without a skilled, productive workforce. With a goal of improving your company’s productivity, pool of applicants and turnover rate, CareerEdge can assist you by:
Helping you identify and understand the challenges and opportunities involved in hiring, training and retaining workers.
Informing you of public workforce development programs and available tax incentives
Providing workforce development services customized to fit your unique needs.
Offering proven strategies to help you manage career paths and foster development with loyalty within your current workforce.
As an independent collaborative, unrestricted by the regulations that encumber traditional government organizations, CareerEdge is free to offer creative solutions to benefit the employers we serve. We invite you to find out more about our unique approach to facilitating.
Offers unique qualifications as the first collaborative designated as a National Fund for Workforce Solutions site in the Southeastern US.
Encourages accountability by rigorously measuring program outcomes, communicating results and applying lessons learned to foster future success.
Works as a tireless advocate to improve public workforce systems by demonstrating best practices and fostering public-private partnerships.
Builds a skilled workforce in the region with a focus on fast-growing sectors: