Projects funded through the GreenWays Initiative share our strategic approach and goals. We partner with regional funding collaboratives in each community to manage grants that align with local priority sector strategies for workforce development.; All programs are designed and implemented by workforce partnerships that collaborate with employers to provide comprehensive, integrated services that prepare lower-skilled adults for entry-level jobs in high demand occupations with career-advancement potential.
The GreenWays initiative invests in workforce partnerships that work closely with employers to identify the skills and competencies in demand in the regional economy, and that align services with employer needs to prepare lower-skilled adults for entry-level jobs with career advancement potential in high-demand green sector occupations.
The GreenWays initiative focuses on not only job placement but also preparing lower-skilled adults for jobs that pay more, have a higher level of responsibility, and require more skill.
The GreenWays approach is sector-specific. By focusing on sectors that are important to the local economy, workforce partnerships help employers in a sector access training, services, and public resources to recruit, hire, train, and advance a workforce with the skills and competencies needed to succeed in their industry.
Workforce partnerships translate the assets of the partnership, sector focus, and mission of career advancement for low-skilled workers into a comprehensive program design that address the needs of both participants and employers.