After four years of committed support from the Joyce Foundation, CareerSTAT received a three-year $750,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to expand its network and develop an Employer Academy to provide technical assistance to organizations starting or expanding workforce development programs. With this support, CareerSTAT is launching the Network Expansion Project with the goals of:
- Deepening employer engagement in CareerSTAT to accelerate adoption of evidence-based workforce development practices and promote measurement of the impacts;
- Expanding the CareerSTAT framework to incorporate strategies that address implicit bias in hiring, job quality and health equity;
- Positioning CareerSTAT as a central resource that offers employers tools and technical assistance for making effective investments in frontline workers;
- Increasing the number of low income parents of color living in targeted US communities working for employers who adopt equitable talent development strategies.
In order to accomplish these goals, CareerSTAT is hiring a Program Manager to support the expansion of the CareerSTAT network and will be launching the CareerSTAT Employer Academy to provide Emerging Champions with technical assistance and peer support as they expand their investments and incorporate the CareerSTAT framework into their programs. National Fund sites and/or employers will receive subgrants to support employer site visits, impact analysis and the piloting of new practices. Under this expanded work, CareerSTAT will develop videos, case studies and publications on how health care organizations across the country are generating business impact by investing in their frontline.
CareerSTAT thanks the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for this support and is committed to helping health care organizations develop all employees.