Millions of Americans are locked out of better jobs simply because they lack a four-year degree. Yet these workers have skills that companies desperately need – skills they developed through military service, in training programs, at community colleges, on the job, or through other alternatives to college. It’s time for more employers to recognize and value individuals who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs).
At Opportunity@Work, we envision a world where STARs have a fair chance to achieve the American Dream — with fulfilling jobs, rewarding careers, and better lives for themselves and their families.
Here’s how we’ll realize that vision:
We are connecting employers with STARs.
We are developing an online marketplace with matching and feedback capabilities so employers can more quickly identify trusted sources of job-seeking STARs and fill open roles more quickly.
We are accelerating learning and investment in support of STARs.
We are inviting partners to share insights, and test solutions on behalf of STARs, sharing what we learn with the entire workforce development field.
Stay connected as we work to expand career opportunities for STARs!
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