From Social Finance:
Declining economic mobility is one of the defining challenges of our time. The path to better jobs through good training and workforce programs is narrower now than ever before. But we’re seeing a promising response across the country: innovative, accountable workforce partnerships that are delivering results for U.S. workers and businesses.
These partnerships—often between government agencies, employers, and training institutions—suggest a broader realignment in how we prepare the future workforce. They carefully balance incentives—making sure, for example, that training institutions have a stake in student outcomes, or that programs making progress on policy goals have a pathway to scale. They often link funding to results, defining success in advance and measuring progress along the way. And they work to expand access to education and training opportunities while fairly allocating the risks and benefits of training across partners.
Workforce Realigned: How New Partnerships Are Advancing Economic Mobility is a new book from Social Finance and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia containing 19 case studies and nascent ideas about how to reboot economic mobility in America—from leaders including former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Rockefeller Foundation Senior Vice President Dr. Zia Khan, and General Assembly CEO Lisa Lewin.
MAX Anchor Investor First Step Staffing is the focus of one of the 19 featured case studies. Click here to learn more and download Chapter 8 for the case study on First Step and its partner, San Bernardino County.