SkillWorks is an ambitious effort on the part of philanthropy, government, community organizations, unions, and employers to strengthen the workforce development system so it:
- Helps low-skill, low-income residents move to family-sustaining jobs
- Helps employers find and retain skilled employees.
SkillWorks engages in three
key systems-change strategies:
Industry-sector or occupationally based workforce
intermediaries are the operational approach to achieving
the SkillWorks dual goal.
SkillWorks makes organizations that provide workforce
training and education services more effective at helping
their low-income constituents achieve family economic
Public Policy Advocacy:
SkillWorks seeks to institutionalize better ways for
low-income individuals to enter and succeed in the