A community where under-represented job seekers have access to opportunities to acquire the education, skills and experience that enhance their economic security and the competitiveness of local employers.
Workforce Solutions Collaborative of Metro Hartford invests in employer-led and worker-centered approaches to connect job seekers to quality jobs with opportunities for advancement and increased earnings.
We are part of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions network of 33 communities across the country that are taking a demand-driven, evidence-based approach to workforce development.
We have created three employer partnerships since 2008 in manufacturing; health care; and, transportation, distribution and logistics with a current combined strength of more than 300 members. During that time, we have facilitated trainings and job placements for more than 1,200 members of our community.
WHO WE ARE:
We are a funders’ collaborative, bringing together national, regional and local investors to pool resources around a shared strategic vision for workforce development.
WHAT WE DO:
We co-invest in and champion industry partnerships that help create a vibrant workforce of skilled candidates that meet employers’ needs and we promote equity and access to quality job opportunities by reducing the barriers to education and training.
Workforce Solutions Collaborative of Metro Hartford serves employers and residents of central Connecticut in the Greater Hartford area, with a focus on:
• Job seekers whose educational level may not meet the requirements of the job market, women seeking to work in non-traditional careers, young adults, people of color and others who face challenges such as a past record of incarceration.
• Employers located in the Greater Hartford’s Labor Market (north/central Connecticut region) that regularly hire people who live in this region.
2023 Workforce Solutions Collaborative of Metro Hartford Investors:
American Savings Foundation, Bank of America, Community Foundation for Greater New Britain, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, JPMorgan Chase, Liberty Bank Foundation, National Fund for Workforce Solutions, Prudential Foundation, State of Connecticut Department of Labor, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut which serves as the fiscal agent and managing partner for the collaborative.