Nationally, and throughout our region, jobs are the key to a full recovery from the recession. Creating new jobs is one of the most important, complex challenges in our society. Receiving national attention and support as a model to replicate around the country, our Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative (BAWFC) is an exciting public-private partnership that starts with the employer and connects the dots to create real job opportunities. By investing in community colleges to develop training programs solely based on employer needs, BAWFC places people in positions with family-sustaining wages and opportunities for career growth. This year, BAWFC won a $600,000 federal Social Innovation Fund grant to expand programs that train workers for jobs in healthcare.
Impact: Over the next two years, 525 Bay Area residents will be prepared for careers in a fast-growing job sector—the healthcare field—to build their economic security and future.