Working to improve quality of life, promote community vitality and achieve a fair society.

Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears

An initiative to bolster efforts in six Midwest states to help working-age adults who need to expand their skills.

 
Skills For Chicagoland's Future

Skills For Chicagoland's Future

New City Of Chicago And Cook County Program To Put Chicagoans Back To Work

 
Employment Program

Employment Program

Creating Economic Opportunity

 
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Industry Workforce Partnerships

Industry Workforce Partnerships

Goal: Ensure that occupational education and training for underprepared adults is valuable in the labor market, and expand access to it.

Theory of Change: Increasing business investment and participation in occupational education and training programs will improve the relevance and quality of those programs, increasing the return to students and firms.


The Joyce Approach

  • Add to understanding of what makes for an effective industry workforce partnership through targeted research efforts;
  • Create a national research and communications platform for industries to more regularly and clearly articulate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and credentials needed for jobs by and across industries;
  • Build evidence that firms profit from policies that promote skill development along low-skill employees; and
  • Increase the number of apprenticeships and apprenticeship-like opportunities in the Great Lakes region.

Latest News From The Employment Program

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8/9/2016 10:45:00 AM

Sameer Gadkaree Joins the Joyce Foundation

Education and workforce development expert Sameer Gadkaree is joining the Joyce Foundation as a Senior Program Officer. ​

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7/28/2016 9:32:00 AM

Joyce Foundation Awards $13.7 Million in Grants

Joyce Foundation Awards $13.7 Million in Grants to Advance Policies on Climate Change, Great Lakes Protection, Gun Violence Prevention, and Workforce Development​

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The Joyce Foundation Announces $10.2 Million in Grants

In April, 50 grants totaling $10.2 million were approved by the Joyce Foundation Board of Directors to further address pressing economic and social challenges.

 
 

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