Millions of low-wage workers are struggling to gain a foothold in today’s challenging economy. Understanding these challenges, many community colleges and nonprofit organizations are partnering to improve access to supports, skills, and good jobs.
Courses to Employment (C2E) partnerships combine the strengths of community colleges and local workforce nonprofits to focus on nontraditional students, typically low-income, working adults, in the following ways:
Targeting a specific industry or occupation
Supporting workers in improving their skills
Supporting students in pursuing an education
Providing services that help students find and retain better jobs
AspenWSI has conducted research on Courses to Employment (C2E) partnerships—collaborations between community colleges and nonprofits. In 2013, AspenWSI fielded a survey to better understand how C2E partnerships work nationwide.
Courses to Employment (C2E) partnerships have helped many struggling low-wage workers. Here are their stories.
C2E Partnership growth