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The Austin Metro Area Master Community Workforce Plan (Master Plan) lays out a common agenda and establishes a framework for collaboration to coordinate the efforts of the region’s workforce development organizations and educational institutions.
The strength of a community depends on the people that live in it. With rapidly rising costs of living threatening affordability, many Austinites are being pushed out of the community they love. In response to this crisis, Austin-area workforce development community based organizations, training providers, and employers created a Master Community Workforce Plan to help individuals living in poverty find a path to financial stability. By aligning education and training providers’ training programs with employers’ needs, this workforce plan will help 10,000 economically disadvantaged individuals secure middle-skill jobs by 2021.
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Cynthia, a single mom, has been living paycheck to paycheck after being laid off. Now she is taking steps to advance her career and education in IT, including interning at Workforce Solutions Capital Area. Watch Cynthia's story in this video from KLRU-TV, Austin PBS:
The Master Community Workforce Plan will focus on helping 10,000 economically disadvantaged individuals achieve financial stability and success through employment in middle-skill jobs. One such individual, Albert DeLuna, has received services from multiple community-based organizations and training providers and is flourishing in his job with Samsung Austin Semiconductor. Albert overcame an upbringing in the foster care system and a criminal background to obtain his GED through Goodwill, using Workforce Solutions’ WIOA Youth funding. After taking classes at Austin Community College, he obtained an internship and, ultimately, secured full-time employment with Samsung!
Click here to learn more about Albert’s inspirational story, and click here to watch a video in which he describes his journey to success.
There is no one way to get involved. From participating in job fairs, mentoring and hiring economically disadvantaged workers, there is a role for everyone! Please see below examples to illustrate methods and different levels of engagement.
Employers of all sizes, interests, and capacities can:
Place clients in apprenticeships
Community-based organizations and training providers can:
For more information about how your organization can get involved in the Master Community Workforce Plan, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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