workforce of the future completes morgan family foundation grant

The Bay Area Council’s Workforce of the Future team successfully completed outcomes for a second grant from the Morgan Family Foundation. The grant supported the expansion of collaboration between employers and educators to address skills gaps in high-demand occupations. Through this funding, the Workforce team was able to host nine Occupational Council meetings in aviation and healthcare, and support the implementation of two employer-driven solutions – aviation career exploration events and employer classroom visits.

The Workforce team co-hosted two aviation career explorations at San Francisco International Airport (‘Working at SFO’) and San Jose International Airport (‘Working@SJC’) to spotlight aviation careers for students and job seekers. For our healthcare initiative, the Workforce team conducted three rounds of employer classroom visits for Medical Assistants in San Francisco. The classroom visits were the result of employers seeking to grow candidate’s soft-skills, and by visiting students in-person, they were able to emphasize the importance of these skills to incoming talent. The Workforce team will continue to expand and replicate the employer-driven classroom visit model and aviation career exploration events across the Bay Area in 2019.

Thank you to Morgan Family Foundation for their continued support. To engage in the Workforce of the Future initiative, please contact Senior Vice President Linda Bidrossian.

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