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What We Do
In an increasingly competitive global economy, America’s economic strength depends on the education and skills of its workers. Skills for America’s Future, an employer-led initiative of the Aspen Institute, was created to foster partnerships between employers and community colleges to address America’s pressing jobs issue. Read More.
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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.
Why Work With Skills?
American businesses face growing skills gap challenge and companies with open jobs cannot find workers with the needed skills to fill them. An independent policy program of the Aspen Institute, Skills for America’s Future (SAF) is uniquely positioned to help reduce this skills gap by increasing the number and strengthening partnerships between employers and community colleges. These partnerships will help create a talent pipeline, ensuring that businesses remain competitive. SAF has established a network of over 300 partnerships including over 40 employers and more than 230 community college partners. Read More.
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