Workforce Programs Aim to Keep Local Talent Local
12 Mar 2021
In early December 2020, the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) and the Birmingham Education Foundation partnered to create LaunchED, a pilot program for talent retention that seeks to expose students to internship and job opportunities in Birmingham and prepare them with life-readiness tools needed for success. Program managers are seeking employers to give Birmingham City Schools alumni internships in summer 2021 to help hone their professional development skills, with the hope of keeping their talents in the Birmingham region for years to come.
“Our Birmingham City School alums have limitless potential, and we are excited at the Birmingham Education Foundation to partner with the BBA to ensure we connect them to opportunities to work and grow as leaders in Birmingham,” said J.W. Carpenter, executive director of the Birmingham Education Foundation.