first-of-its-kind regional online tool will connect educators, employers

Helping students enter the workforce with the education, skills and training that employers want is the goal of a first-of-its-kind regional online tool that the Bay Area Council is developing under the leadership of its Workforce of the Future Committee chaired by Teresa Briggs of Deloitte and Glenn Shannon of Shorenstein Properties. With seed funding from the California Workforce Development Board as part of the Workforce Accelerator Fund 3.0, the Council has launched development of the tool working with the Bay Area Community Colleges Consortium and the Council’s Economic Institute. The tool will aggregate workforce needs data from employers and provide it directly to educators, including at community colleges and among community-based organizations that provide job training, who can adapt and adjust their curriculum to ensure students are getting the training and education they need. The Council expects to launch the tool in the coming months and believes it can serve as a model for developing similar tools statewide. To engage in the Council’s Workforce of the Future work, contact Senior Vice President Linda Bidrossian at lbidrossian@bayareacouncil.org.

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