We transform education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. We have a methodology that we believe can serve hundreds of thousands—and eventually millions—of people who are unemployed, underemployed, or need to learn new skills. Our program creates real business value for employers and lasting career impact for participants.
500,000 Learners by 2030
The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has left more than 30 million people unemployed in the U.S. alone, a rate unseen since the Great Depression. A recent study by the University of Chicago estimates that 42% of these layoffs will become permanent and the impact, both in terms of health outcomes and economic damage, has been felt more acutely by communities of color. Generation’s delivery model is built for scale.
Hallmarks of Generation’s approach, including a rapid launch process, bootcamp-style training and placement, and individualized education plans with resources and support, position Generation USA to serve the massive newly unemployed population. As such, in partnerships with colleges and organizations across the country, Generation USA has committed to train 500,000 students by 2030.
What We Value
Go further, together.
We are better together. We collaborate with and help others, both inside and outside of Generation.
Solve problems that matter.
We work on activities that do the most to advance our mission, and rigorously measure our impact to guide where we spend our time and resources.
Better our best.
We will never be perfect, and we always have more to learn. As long as we use data, experience, and dialogue to grow and improve, we are moving in the right direction.
Empower & support.
We know that people do their best when treated with kindness and respect. We support and develop each other personally and professionally, allowing our unique talents and capabilities to flourish.
Here to serve.
We commit to enabling the learning and growth of our participants, and to providing great talent for our employer partners. One alone is not enough, our success depends on serving both groups.
Be open & transparent.
We believe in honest sharing. We welcome diverse perspectives, opinions, and ideas.
At Generation, our seven component methodology is data-centered and combines partnerships, employers, and community organizations with mentorship and support to help students excel and launch their new careers.
- 1 Jobs and employer engagement from the start.
- 2 Learner recruitment based on intrinsics, effort, and employment standards for the profession.
- 3 4-12 weeks of technical, behavioral, mindset & professional presence skill training, with social support services provided.
- 4 Graduates are connected to employment opportunities for placement, or where appropriate, further education in their field.
- 5 Mentorship during and after the program and an alumni community that follows graduates into the workplace.
- 6 Return on investment for employers, students, and society.
- 7 A data-centered approach at every step.
Our Program Models
Technology-focused, at speed and scale. Generation Training Accelerator programs partner with educational institutions and help guide students to four potential outcomes including options for apprenticeships, internships, continuing education, or full-time employment.
GENERATION RISING TALENT
Rising Talent programs offer students training who might need extra support and one-on-one guidance. Programs are led by Generation instructors, mentors, and program coordinators. These programs are primarily for entry-level talent.
POWERED BY GENERATION
Programs powered by Generation use our customized curriculum and methodology in partnership with delivery through other non-profit organizations or educational institutions.