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We believe that our region's long-term economic success depends on our ability to grow the skills of our workforce to meet the needs of our employers. We also believe that acheiving this bold mission requires the collective effort of many organizations coming together across sectors and across jurisdictions.  Our community has a rich history of collaboration to address our workforce challenges; indeed, collaboration has become our "new normal."  The following results represent a snapshot of the collective effort of many organizations working together over many years. 

> Leveraging Funds
Since 2008, we have leveraged more than $46M in public and private funds from local, state, and national sources towards our shared goals and strategies. This includes $8M in philanthropic funds, $18M in state and federal grants, $17M in aligned training funds from the region's public workforce system, and $3M from employers.

Achieving Outcomes
Since 2008, we served more than 9,100 individuals across four career pathway partnerships. Of that total, 88%+ completed training, earning over 9,100 credentials, and 80% obtained employment with 69% retaining employment after 12 months.   

Building Partnerships
More than 150 partner organizations are engaged in our initiatives from public, private, nonprofit sectors from across the tri-state region.

Collecting Common Data
Created a common, region-wide workforce data collection and reporting system to track results and improve performance. To date, approximately 50 public and nonprofit agencies are utilizing the system.  

> National Recognition
Our community's workforce efforts have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, the White House Council for Community Solutions, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, the National Skills Coalition, the Congressional Staff Workforce Network, Corporate Voices for Working Families, and the Aspen Institute's Sector Skills Academy.