The Workforce Partnership Initiative (WPI) is a CEO-led initiative created by the Business Roundtable to increase the skills and diversity of America’s workforce and fill open jobs in growing industries around the country. The WPI will establish partnerships with education and community leaders to align local business needs with the development of career pathway programs.
To address persistent skills challenges and drive economic growth, Business Roundtable is leading a new multi-city effort to develop talent and best-in-class training aligned with the needs of growing businesses in those communities. To create increased economic opportunity, Business Roundtable recognizes the pivotal role business must play on the issue of skills and talent.
More than 30 CEOs from leading U.S. companies are partnering with local colleges and universities in several U.S. regions to fill high-demand jobs in STEM-related fields such as cybersecurity and data analytics, and in skilled trade positions such as technicians, machinists and welders.
Through regional public-private partnerships that accelerate best-in-class workforce readiness programs, the WPI will take action on four significant workforce skills challenges: