Neighborhood Vision 2025
Getting MidTown “work ready” is more than connecting people to open positions. This strategy focuses on ways to develop a pipeline of jobs with opportunities for advancement, benefits, and a better outlook for long-term stability. Finding new and innovative ways to close hard and soft skill gaps that exist in the local workforce is necessary. By growing community-serving programs and resources tailored to the needs of the MidTown community and surrounding neighborhoods we will create new ways to improve the job skills of local residents so they can be employed by area businesses. This effort will require engagement with local business-owners to develop and coordinate programs and think differently about hiring and training practices.
Consider every event an program an opportunity to connect employers to employees, , and emphasize the array of career pathways that exist in MidTown. Use events to engage two generations - job seeking parents and inspire younger generations.
Encourage businesses to advertise and market open positions at all community-facing events. Make this an early discussion with any businesses participating in or sponsoring community events in MidTown.
Use MTC’s reach to promote job fairs in surrounding areas – explore need / feasibility of Job Connections events as part of other programming;
Explore pairing sealing and expungement clinics with employment events.
Planning & Programming
Developers & Designers
Get Work Ready
Create a Central Location for Employment and Workforce Development Information
Reinforce MTC’s role as a “connector” organzation by building and maintaining a public resource for open positions and workforce development opportunities in MidTown and the surrounding areas.
Include Career Connections in All Midtown Community Events and Programming
Provide Free Translation Services for Job Seekers
Support a diverse workforce and increase opportunities for non- or limited English speakers to gain equitable access to local jobs.