To sustain a skilled workforce that supports a strong economy, the region needs systemic focus that leads to a favorable policy and practice
environment. CareerRise works with our partners for systems changes that will serve the interests of employers and the underemployed.
Current priorities are:
- Including career advancement strategies for frontline workers and the underemployed in regional economic development and workforce development agenda.
- Strengthening connections and learning opportunities among the workforce development community.
- Advocating for demand-driven sector strategies as an effective workforce development approach.
As one example of systems change, CareerRise joined with a number of community partners to create the Metro Atlanta
eXchange for Workforce Solutions (MAX). This is a ground-breaking hub for collaboration, coordination and real-time information exchange among participating organizations.
Launched in December 2014, MAX is emerging as a significant force in strengthening the connections among workforce service providers, ultimately improving the
timeliness and quality of service to jobseekers and employers.
Leveraging our extensive collaborative network, CareerRise organizes and hosts capacity-building workshops and learning programs on a wide range of workforce topics.
These range from macro labor trends to youth employment. We work closely with our funding partners on specific capacity-building and best practices that reflect the
National Fund for Workforce Solutions model.