How Collaboration Creates Opportunity in Connecticut
Article Published in the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Communities and Banking Summer 2016 Issue, Authored by CWP CEO and President, Thomas Phillips:
A combination of workforce experts and private-sector and government organizations are helping bring low-literacy adults and disconnected youth into the workforce.
There is a well of hidden talent in New England, and through convening the region’s workforce development boards in collaboration with education, economic development, and community-based partners, the people comprising this untapped resource are getting the attention they need to round out their skills and connect to sustainable careers. Employers often disregard individuals with low literacy rates, urban high school teens, and youth who have disconnected from school and work, viewing them as too risky to employ. READ MORE