October 17, 2023
At a Glance
JFF delivers a no-cost Fellowship for talent recruitment staff that is designed to help employers build more robust, diverse pipelines. We are currently identifying HR professionals who are eager to be part of this innovative solution for the third cohort of the Talent of Tomorrow Fellowship (January 2024 – August 2024).
Please fill out the nomination form by November 30, 2023.
About the Fellowship
The Talent of Tomorrow Fellowship, powered by the ECMC Foundation, is designed to help employers build more robust and reliable talent pipelines, diversify their workforce, and deploy industry-responsive training programs for new hires.
The fellowship is a professional development experience for emerging HR leaders who want to help propel their companies’ workforces into the future. Participants in this program will discover how to take advantage of local community college CTE programs to recruit well-qualified talent and build a workforce that stays. In addition, they will learn how partnering with these programs can help bolster a company’s diversity efforts, and they will have opportunities to network with like-minded professionals across the country.
Participation in the fellowship requires a commitment of six hours per month for eight months.
What are different pathways that can be created to provide accessible opportunities for people that don't necessarily have the privilege to earn a four-year degree? That’s why I joined the Talent of Tomorrow Fellowship—it aims to help employers bridge that gap.Jennifer Lucia, IBM Employee and Talent of Tomorrow Fellow
What Will Talent of Tomorrow Fellows Experience?
The fellowship is a virtual experience that requires a commitment of roughly six hours a month for eight months. All activities take place on our online learning platform. Participating fellows will have an opportunity to do the following:
- Engage with expert instructors from community colleges.
- Learn new talent development strategies
- Experience firsthand the untapped power of community college CTE programs
- Network with a national cohort of emerging leaders in their fields
As an employer with an employee in the ToT fellowship or as an HR professional who participates in the program, you will be able to develop lasting strategies for talent development and recruitment. The program will also enable students from community colleges and CTE programs to gain access to meaningful opportunities with employers who previously focused their recruiting efforts on people with four-year degrees. That makes the Talent of Tomorrow Fellowship a win-win proposition. Beyond that, you can expect benefits like these:
- A plan to build a custom talent sourcing and development initiative for your company
- Access to experts, best practices, and resources
- A peer network made up of other corporate leaders who are also diversifying talent sourcing efforts
- Opportunities to partner with local CTE programs
Why Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs?
Companies must reimagine the talent they need to not only manage today’s challenges, but also thrive in a future that will require a resilient, inclusive, and diverse workforce. They can develop that workforce in partnership with community college career and technical education (CTE) programs.
Three reasons why you should engage with CTE programs:
- They produce talented graduates who have the skills and drive your company needs.
- They serve as direct pipelines of talent that you can tap to accelerate your diversity efforts and create the workforce of the future.
- Partnering with community college CTE programs can give you the opportunity to influence training at the outset and customize coursework and subject matter to meet your needs.