The landscape for sustainable, living wage jobs is changing faster than employers and workers can respond. Five million manufacturing jobs have been lost since 2000 and over 50% of jobs added since the recession are low-wage. Yet, jobs in STEM and healthcare are expected to increase by 19% and 26% by 2020.
The Fall 2017 Civic Accelerator – a 10-week entrepreneur boot camp and investment fund – will accelerate 10 - 15 innovative, scalable ventures that equip, prepare, and on-ramp individuals for workforce success in the innovation economy through:
STEM training platforms and programs, remote study, job-relevant training for K-12 students, and continuing education
Alternative degree and credentialing opportunities, apprenticeships, and access to vocational training.
Work-ready skill development, Access to “gig economy” and “on-demand” jobs, employer savings/support products, portable/co-op benefits and services, talent matching and retentino platforms
On-ramps to higher-ed, career advancement and re-entry for non-traditional employees such as veterans, immigrants and refugees, and opportunity youth
Expert mentors, coaches, and guest speakers
Average increase in earned revenue within 1 year of acceleration
Of Founders report a significant increase in startup skills and network development
The Fall 2017 Accelerator kicks off in Atlanta in October. Check out our curriclum overview for more information on the events in each session.
August 25: Applications Due at 5:00 pm Eastern Time
September 5: Finalists Notified
September 11 – 14: Finalist Interviews
September 25: Selected Ventures Announced
October 16 – 19: Session 1 (Atlanta, GA)
November 14 – 17: Session 2 (East Coast, TBD)
December 18 – 21: Session 3 (Chicago, IL)
The following CivicX graduates are leading innovations in workforce development for underserved populations across the country.
Offers a suite of recruitment tools that allow employers to successfully source and retain non-traditional talent
Prepares low opportunity individuals for careers in software development through immersive training
A post-secondary planning platform to engage students, parents, and educators in meeting post-secondary goals
Creates on-ramps for Blacks and Latinos to gain living wage jobs in the tech sector