Post-Secondary Training Collaboration
A perfect example of the power of collective impact is the recent conversation between two LAUNCH partners, Coconino Community College and Flagstaff Unified School District, to explore creating a regional career training center for adults seeking post-secondary technical job training.
Momentum was boosted this month as the Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona (ECoNA) joined the conversation to help tap the voices of the business community, which will ultimately drive the scope and scale of the training programs that a center like this would provide.
The data show that the transition from high-school to a post-secondary career training experience is mired with obstacles that high-school graduates must navigate, often resulting in their frustration and abandonment of their career goals. The outcome of this collaboration will help smooth this transition for these students.