Our Employment Program addresses our commitment to helping families and individuals move out of poverty. We support comprehensive job training programs that help low-income individuals improve their ability to compete for living-wage jobs and careers.
We are particularly interested in supporting:
- Vocational training programs which are aligned with employment opportunities in critical industry sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation;
- and adult education bridge programs which integrate vocational training in order to advance low-skilled job seekers along educational and career pathways.
Comprehensive job training programs which track graduates for at least six months up to a year after job placement will receive the highest priority.
We also recognize the need to improve the overall effectiveness of the workforce development system. We welcome applications for policy advocacy efforts to improve the quality of job and education training programs and to increase access to education and training for low-income adults.