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Led by Coalition on Adult Basic Education and SkillsUSA, Behind Every Employer strategically connects companies with educational leaders across the country to provide solutions for the workforce talent challenges they face both today and in the future.


Built to Last – Leveraging Successful Workforce and Education Partnerships to Upskill Your Workforce

 Workplace literacy partnerships often struggle beyond the first class. Not so at Marek! For over a decade Marek, a construction leader operating in multiple states, has upskilled its craft workforce through an integrated workforce ESL program with a local Houston area adult education partner. The program uses a virtual instructor led with self-directed online instruction to deliver ESL with technical skills to support the communication, safety, career advancement of the Marek workforce. Come learn the practices that have supported this partnership over the years.

Presenters: Sabara Phillips, Angie De Leon, and Anson Green

Full Speed Ahead: Collaborative Career Pathways and Work-Based Learning in Iowa

It’s all hands on deck in Iowa to develop statewide career pathway and work-based learning resources for both short-term workforce needs and long-term talent pipelines. Join to learn about these exciting resources, including steps for successful planning, development, and release. Special attention paid to the collaborative nature of these projects, the role of the Iowa Work-Based Learning Intermediary Network, important public/private partnerships, and lessons learned at sea. Learn more at SectorPartnerships.EducateIowa.gov and www.IowaIN.org.

Presenter: Joe Collins

Creating the Workforce of Tomorrow: Partnering With Workforce Programs to Bridge the Opportunity Gap

Across the country, a push has been made to create a partnership between workforce development and adult education programs. By collaborating and providing services, the programs allow learners to have economic and educational success. By partnering, we are creating a skilled workforce. If we create partnerships, we can address the opportunity gap that exists. It also allows learners to address basic skill instruction and employment preparation to allow students to address the needs of local employers.

Presenter: Dorothy Grill

Complex workforce issues are solved through public/private partnerships.

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Thanks to a training grant from our education partners that funded 75% of the cost, we upskilled our employees with limited English skills which improved our customer service and enhanced our brand. Companies need to partner with adult and career education providers who stand ready to help us compete.
Murdock Webbing Company, Inc.
Central Falls, Rhode Island
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