Workforce Readiness

Investing in a skilled and robust workforce is essential to the future of America’s local economies.

Boys & Girls Clubs Workforce Readiness Initiative builds knowledge, skills, and learning experiences that will help youth prepare for the 21st century workforce and economic potential over a lifetime.

Many U.S. employers say the inability to find qualified workers is their biggest obstacle to growth. This does not have to be the story for America’s next generation of workers.

Clubs help youth develop the soft skills – like perseverance, communication, and problem solving – and hard skills — like digital literacy, STEM skills, and financial literacy — that are transferable across industries.

By 2020, 60 percent of all jobs will require education and/or training beyond high school, and if the lack of a skilled workforce is not addressed the U.S. economy will face a shortage of 5 million workers.

Boys & Girls Clubs Workforce Readiness programming equips youth with the skills they need to succeed in the workforce and creates access to partnerships for real-life experiences to explore career options.

Our Ask: Support Federal Investments in National Organizations Serving Youth in Out-of-School Time.