Business Needs Talent
Companies base expansion and relocation decisions on the availability of talent in a city or region. Without robust talent pipelines, the Greater Phoenix region risks losing companies and high-wage jobs. Serving as a catalyst for partnership, the Foundation convenes four employer-led workforce collaboratives to address the growing skills gap facing our community: Construction, Cybersecurity, Financial Services, and Health Care: Hospitals. Each collaborative focuses on engaging key stakeholders to champion holistic and scalable workforce solutions for the Greater Phoenix region.
These employer led workforce collaboratives accomplish their goals by
- Aligning educational training to necessary job skills
- Providing workplace experiences through apprenticeships and internships to prepare talent for open positions
- Promoting career awareness and opportunities for underrepresented populations in each respective industry
Source: US 2018 Manpower Survey and the US Chamber’s 2018 Bridging the Soft Skills Gap report
The workforce collaboratives were conceptualized through the Industry Leadership Councils of Phoenix Forward >>, the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s economic development initiative. The work of the collaboratives is executed through the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation.