America's ability to compete in a global economy depends on a workforce that possesses the skills in demand by employers. Skills for America’s Future is working to strengthen and increase partnerships between employers and community colleges to provide workers with the training they need for today’s labor market.
What We Do
Skills for America’s Future spotlights effective practices, generates ideas, and identifies solutions about how community colleges and workforce training programs can support jobseekers, local economies, and the businesses that make them run.
We connect high-performing community colleges with high-impact employers who are seeking trained workers in their region or service area.
We have established a network of over 300 partnerships including over 40 employers and more than 230 community colleges. Learn more about us.
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Why Work With Skills?
In the United States there is a mismatch between the skills job seekers have and the skills employers need.When local employers work hand-in-hand with community colleges to align training and education to their workforce needs, students are better equipped for the job market.
We need to create a more skilled workforce and expand opportunities for U.S. workers to help reduce unemployment and improve U.S. competitiveness.
Community College Facts
Why Community Colleges?
- Community colleges are well-suited to address the lack of well-trained, skilled and certified workers across the country.
- Community colleges are located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Regardless of their location, businesses can find a community college partner nearby to help them with their job training needs.
- In many cases, community colleges are more flexible than other educational institutions in changing their class offerings, class times and even class locations to meet the needs of local employers and workforce.
- Community colleges generally have open admissions. The overwhelming majority of potential workers are eligible to take classes at community colleges.Read More.