CAREERWORKS: Greater Newark Workforce Funders Collaborative, is a workforce initiative of the Newark Alliance. It develops employer-led or employer-centric industry partnerships in growth sectors to advance economic development. It is a member of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS) industry partnership model, in which educators train to the specific needs of employers. Employers commit to hiring job seekers and advancing incumbent workers who go through career training.
CAREERWORKS, an initiative of Newark Alliance, is New Jersey’s only National Fund for Workforce Solutions collaborative. It brings private foundation funding- $3 million to-date- as well as the potential for millions of aligned public dollars to bear on workforce issues. The Collaborative supports industry partnerships focused on dual bottom line: meeting needs of employers in high growth/high wage industries and meeting the needs of low-income workers. Now in Phase II of CareerWorks – as constituted by the next 3 program years (2015 – 2017), the Collaborative CareerWorks significantly scales its efforts and train more than another 300 participants.
CareerWorks: Greater Newark Workforce Funders Collaborative creates innovative, sustainable workforce development solutions in northern New Jersey that enable low-skilled workers to advance in careers and businesses to compete.