Working with opportunity youth isn’t just about doing the right thing. It’s about getting results that serve your community and your bottom line. Employment pathways give you the power to build your own pipeline of more skilled and diverse workers with the drive to succeed.
“We find the employees that are the most motivated and who want to move up the career pathway and we remove the barriers and allow them to realize their dream. It is a great way to invest money that we are already spending.”
“[We get a talent pool that] stays with us. They grow with us, and we can turn those guys into managers in our company.”
“To succeed in today’s workplace, young people need more than basic reading and math skills. They need substantial content knowledge and information technology skills, advanced thinking skills, flexibility to adapt to change, and interpersonal skills to succeed in multicultural, cross-functional teams.”
“In this environment, having a broad range of ideas and viewpoints through a diverse workforce increases our chances of success with our customers, clients, patients and communities.”
“[Opportunity youth] want to pursue excellence. They want to bring it to the company that’s hired them. That’s more than half the battle in talent acquisition.”
“In today’s reputation economy, what you stand for matters more than what you produce and sell. People’s willingness to buy, recommend, work for and invest in a company is driven 60 percent by their perceptions of the company and only 40 percent by their perceptions of their products.”
“It takes many years of training to operate our gas and electric facilities. PowerPathway™ allows us to partner with schools and communities to ensure we have a qualified pool of candidates.”