Education & Workforce DevelopmentEducation & Workforce Development

The only sustainable solution to income inequality is a good education and access to the skills required to succeed in the knowledge economy. The Partnership promotes employer engagement with the city’s schools and universities, focusing on initiatives that increase the number of students who are well prepared for college and career.

We Must Close the Skills Gap

The Partnership is working to engage employers in revamping Career & Technical Education programs in public schools and colleges. This includes support for initiatives like Computer Science For All.

The Partnership is also performing an intermediary function to resolve conflicts over education policy and resource allocation in an effort to keep the focus on student achievement.

The Partnership supports city goals of expanding opportunities for work experience for students and unemployed New Yorkers.

  • Less than one-third of public high school graduates are college or career ready.

  • As of Sept. 2016, there are

    239,000

    unemployed New Yorkers, but

    122,000

    unfilled job openings

Leadership In Action

  • Wage Reporting System
    The Partnership pushed for legislation that will allow newly available access to Wage Reporting System data that will, for the first time, document the jobs and wages achieved by graduates of every state education and workforce development programs—this will allow for money to be spent on programs that achieve real results.
  • government bldgMayoral Control
    The Partnership was a leading force in promoting mayoral control and advocating for its extension.
  • Multiple Pathways
    The Partnership was a key advocate pushing for the New York State’s Board of Regents to establish multiple pathways to graduation for high school students. These multiple pathways encourage career-oriented studies and give students a practical skill set to help prepare them for college and the workforce.