- Network with resources in the community (associations, schools, workplaces) to learn creative ways to grow placement assistance to improve your job-searches.
- Get smart about Tax Credits. Each state has different ways to help investment in the labor pool. Lobby for better and more focused workforce development dollars. Expand eligibility of Pell Grant.
- Rethink training schools: invest in vocational and apprentice opportunities and open the doors to non-traditional students.
A young friend who was highly intelligent struggled with addiction and ended up in jail multiple times. He was accepted into a coding academy, and with the help of their coaches, completed the program and immediately got a job. After five years, he has taken a new job with higher responsibility.
Final note: You can follow SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. in USAToday to learn more creative talent initiatives.