CareerWork$ is celebrating a key milestone: more than 4,000 graduates of its BankWork$® and CareerWork$ Medical® programs have started new, meaningful, and lasting careers after completing these programs.
“The real impact behind this incredible milestone is that it means more than 4,000 families now have far more economic stability,” said Sherry Cromett, President of CareerWork$. “That’s a milestone worth celebrating. As we continue to face the challenges of the pandemic, I am immensely proud of the CareerWork$ team and particularly inspired by our training partners, instruction staff, and employer partners for their resilience and resourcefulness in rapidly changing circumstances. They always put students first. Every single career started is a result of their efforts—and couldn’t be done without our supporters. Thank you for your continued belief in this important work.”
CareerWork$ builds a collaborative and cross-sectoral approach to launching new careers: we bring local employers and workforce development training organizations together with young adults lacking access to lasting careers via our free, eight-week, industry-specific career training programs around the country. We facilitate direct connections between job seekers who want lasting careers, and local employers with open roles. By engaging employers from the beginning of the process, these employers know our graduates are ready to get to work—and job seekers know they aren’t just starting jobs, but are launching lasting, stabilizing careers.
Eighty-two percent of CareerWork$ and BankWork$ program graduates are BIPOC, more than 50 percent are bilingual or multilingual, and participants earn an average of more than $1,000,000 in increased lifetime earnings, compared to if they had not completed the program. Click here to learn more about CareerWork$ impact in communities across the country.