SPR understands that the most effective career advancement strategies are connected to the workplace—whether through job design, job training and education, or supported advancement opportunities. We also know that opportunity is not equally distributed.
That’s why we work with employers, industry and professional associations, and community partnerships to improve job design and job quality. It’s why we work with states and local partnerships to scale inclusive earn-and-learn strategies, including apprenticeship, with a focus on equity and inclusion.
These efforts directly link learning, work, and career advancement for people with productivity for businesses and industries. For low-income people, people of color, people with disabilities, and others who have not fully benefited from economic expansion, these strategies can provide pathways to good careers and ensure that industries and communities everywhere can benefit from the talents and ambitions of everyone. We recognize that work is changing, impacted by everything from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change to automation—and we support our partners and clients in connecting learning to work and being prepared and able to adapt.