Population growth has slowed over the last 20 years in developed countries like the U.S. and lower birth rates will continue. Compare that forecast with Baby Boomers, who make up 32 percent of the current professional workforce. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics defines the professional workforce as “management, professional and related occupations.” Those 26 million Baby Boomers will retire over the next 20 years. According to the U.S. Census, the working age population through 2030 is almost zero percent growth, which means we are losing as many workers as we are adding for the next 15 years.
Reduce the talent shortage and help low-income kids starting at 12 years old from households under $35,000 annual income by bringing them highly structured education, training and career path development. Businesses that donate time, employee engagement and financial commitments are getting on board now to help! State, federal and local government resources are also being tapped, and we're engaging schools to align programs with existing curriculum and teacher communications.
Businesses: Participation is about the opportunities offered by the business and time commitment possible, not simply available financial resources for donation or support.
Students and Parents: Parents must be invested in the program and support their kids in betting on the long-term career potential of continuing education.
Government: State, federal and local resources will be required. May include tax and other incentives.
Schools: Programming must be aligned with a student’s existing school curriculum.
Businesses and corporate sponsors can get involved in both the pilot and long-term development of the program. Provide immediate valuable insight and guidance through completion of the program buildout and committee participation. Or partner long-term to make investments in the kids and the program through both financial and job support.
Reduce the talent shortage AND help low-income kids starting at 12 years old by bringing them highly structured education, training and career paths.