Helping Communities Work (HCW) is exploring ways to create jobs and fill employment openings with a focus on neurodiversity. The process will support the growth and sustainability of the HCW workforce development strategy, itself. The process is designed to broaden, increase and diversify the societal scope, impact and value-propositions of education to employment initiatives through work-based learning and other formats. They include include paid internships, pre-apprenticeships, Registered Apprenticeships and other on-the-job-training programs.
Helping Communities Work supports neurodiversity in early childhood education, community schools, early college high schools, higher education and in the workplace. The intergenerational process welcomes K-12 schools, colleges and universities, workforce development boards, career and technical education institutions, industry and trade associations, the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities and others.