Overview

A small junior college located in the Midwest applied for funding through a private foundation to create a comprehensive workforce development program within the school. Efforts included:

  • Establishing partners within the business community to offer internship and job placement opportunities to students
  • Coordinating teams from multiple departments through the college
  • Collaborative partnerships to ensure continuous quality improvement

The program also established a process to evaluate and the progress of the students.

 

Role

Rachel Werner served as the Lead Grant Writer for this effort, and developed the proposal from start to finish.

Goal

Create a clear and thorough proposal with a $1 million requested amount within a defined deadline.

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Achievements

  • Rachel Werner was able to effectively illustrate the school’s need for funding; the proposal was funded for the full $1 million.

Outcomes

  • Enhanced career opportunities for over 50 students through education and internship/employment opportunities
  • Increased collaboration with private employers to encourage partnerships between college and students available for work or training
  • Greater capacity for the college to support students able to work in fields that align with current workforce trends
  • Model program to engage young people in fields where they can find employment and increase their ability successful future