Bridging Education and Employment with
Donor-Funded Collaborative Events

Partnering with educational providers, employers, and workforce professionals to host donor-funded collaborative events for impactful, integrated solutions.

WebStudy Foundation ensures all organizations are preparing learners for future careers by building stronger connections with the world of work. Using evidence-based facilitation technology, we design and facilitate virtual convenings for educational providers, employers, and workforce agencies to collaborate so they operate cohesively.

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Whom We Serve

We partner with employers, educational institutions, alternative learning providers, workforce professionals, job seekers, government agencies, and social sector organizations seeking integrated service delivery.  The proven methodologies for large-scale engagement facilitates many-to-many collaboration.  We design engaging collaborative action for systemic change in the learn/earn ecosystem so multiple agencies can collaborate to align services and mitigate redundant application of donations.

EDUCATIONAL PROVIDERS

We dismantle silo thinking across high school representatives, community college faculty, workforce training providers, digital education companies and providers of in-demand job skills such as Google.

  • State community college systems sharing certificate and degree programs.
  • Workforce training providers outsourcing content, curriculums, and programs to accredited colleges and universities.
  • High school representatives, community college faculty, administrators, and learners to create new possibilities for dual enrollment programs.
  • Four-year continuing education departments could boost enrollment beyond traditional degree programs.

BUSINESSES

We dismantle silo thinking across employers seeking skilled labor, educational providers, labor market providers, online certificate providers and community organizations supporting systemic change.

  • Share labor market data with educational providers.
  • Establish minimum enrollment agreements for emerging programs like cybersecurity engineering, drone dispatching, AI prompt engineering, or end-of-life coaching.
  • Host regional community summits to anticipate and plan for rapid changes in upskilling and reskilling new and existing employees

WORKFORCE AGENCIES

We dismantle silo thinking between workforce commissions, economic agencies and educational providers so the right hand knows what the left hand is doing.

  • Host regional workforce summits to anticipate trends and strategies for better decision-making.
  • Explore innovative approaches to managing a diverse and extended workforce.
  • Research and prioritize reskilling requirements for half of all employees worldwide by 2030.

And much more…

Why We Exist

Our nation has a (credential) supply and (labor market) demand problem.

  • Employers need to hire skilled workers for growing positions
  • Learners need work in their field of study
  • The economy needs the above two to align better and faster to operate more efficiently

    Let’s look at which stakeholder groups need to align efforts in coalitions, partnerships, consortia, collaborative networks and interdisciplinary teams.

THE CHALLENGE - Talent Shortage

Data suggests a looming talent shortage will occur by 2030. 

A Korn Ferry report finds that by 2030, more than 85 million jobs could go unfilled because there aren’t enough skilled people to take them. It is estimated as an $8.5 trillion talent shortage.
The Bureau of Labor Services is set to add 11.9 million jobs through 2030, a projected 7.8% increase. This would equate to a U.S. employment growth from 153.5 million to 165.4 million from 2020 to 2030.

The Great Misalignment Report from Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce demonstrates there is a great misalignment between credential supply and labor-market demand, specifically at the middle-skills level.

In this report, the authors define local labor markets according to commuting zones established by the US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, which has identified 709 commuting zones in the United States. Hundreds of local labor markets fuel the American economy, and each one is driven by the needs of the local area’s mix of industries and the skills of its workers. For each labor market to operate at its peak potential, employer needs and employee skills must align.

THE SOLUTION - Bridge the Skills Gap Faster

Collaboration can effectively address the complex challenge of aligning the needs of local labor markets with the skills of their workers. By working together, local businesses, educational institutions, workforce development agencies, and government entities can ensure educational programs align with local economic needs.

This involves sharing labor market data, jointly developing industry-responsive curricula, and creating practical experience opportunities for learners in internships and apprenticeships.

By collaborating, more military and incarcerated individuals can earn credentials for their work experience. Such coordinated efforts help align credential supply with labor-market demand, enhancing economic growth and workforce readiness.

What We Do

The WebStudy Foundation packages large-scale engagement services previously available to only large NGO’s.

Our facilitators design and facilitate an “integrative process” that brings together educators and employers to scale educational programs for a greater number of learners to fill jobs with qualified workers.

We host virtual convenings facilitated by experts in systems thinking with community stakeholders in discrete regions/areas to collaborate in large-scale change. We deliver a holistic approach to combine various points of view into an innovative approach that is unified and cohesive using collaborative tools.

Multi-stakeholder convenings allow groups of organizations to understand the interconnectedness of various components from their siloed perspective.  The convenings are virtual and technology-enabled.  Proven methodologies are selected to heighten the mutual understanding and alignment between

  • Departments within an organization
  • Multiple organizations seeking a community approach
  • Groups seeking to synchronize action steps towards solving wicked challenges. 


We engage with our clients to produce donor-funded events.

Who We Are

A nonprofit partnering with education leaders and employers to connect

education with the world of work

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