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Greater Louisville Inc. The Metro Chamber of Commerce 2019 Chamber of the Year
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Career Acceleration Network (CAN)

The Career Acceleration Network (CAN) is an innovative partnership between Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI), employers, community organizations, workforce partners, and training institutions with a goal to connect employers and job seekers and to create a pathway to a livable, family-supporting wage.

GLI has brought entry-level and secondary employers together (from $11/hour to $31+/hour) to create pathways for you to access jobs while also pursuing upskilling or reskilling training to get you ready for the next phase.

GLI collaborates with our workforce partners to identify resources to help you be prepared to pursue a career pathway in business services, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, or technology, increasing your hourly earnings along the way.

APPLY FOR CAN JOBS    Download the CAN Participant Guide

NETWORK OBJECTIVE

The objective of the CAN is to help you go from an entry-level, low-wage position to a higher-skill, higher-wage career so that you can earn a livable wage. Our participating employers understand the importance of a skilled workforce and this two-year pilot is aimed at showing our community that directly investing in our workforce provides value.

We also understand that there are often barriers outside of your control that keep you from work. Unexpected expenses related to a number of things like transportation, childcare, expungement and more can often mean the difference between making it to work one day or not.

GLI is working to provide resources to help you overcome those unexpected barriers to keep you working, learning, and growing your career.

CAN EMPLOYERS

The following employers have committed to being a part of the Career Acceleration Network:

Career Pathways

Business Services

Business services are those activities that support businesses but do not deliver a tangible product. Customer service representatives, brand ambassadors, intake operators, and some tech support positions are all examples of this important work done to make business happen. Below are the available tracts in Business Services. We ask that you remain in the Springboard Employer’s* position for the requested tenure. Based on the Secondary Employer you would like to work for, we can help you get the upskilling training you need to be prepared for success in that role. You can contact your Career Center or Success Navigator for assistance. *Springboard Employers require little or no previous work experience.

After completing the requested tenure at the Springboard Employer and any necessary upskilling/training, you can apply for a higher-wage position at a Secondary Employer.

Health Care

Below are the available tracts in Health Care. We ask that you remain in the Springboard Employer’s* position for the requested tenure. Based on the Secondary Employer you would like to work for, we can help you get the upskilling training you need to be prepared for success in that role. You can contact your Career Center or Success Navigator for assistance. *Springboard Employers require little or no previous work experience.

After completing the requested tenure at the Springboard Employer and any necessary upskilling/training, you can apply for a higher-wage position at a Secondary Employer.

Hospitality

Below are the available tracts in Hospitality. We ask that you remain in the Springboard Employer’s* position for the requested tenure. Based on the Secondary Employer you would like to work for, we can help you get the upskilling training you need to be prepared for success in that role. You can contact your Career Center or Success Navigator for assistance. *Springboard Employers require little or no previous work experience.

After completing the requested tenure at the Springboard Employer and any necessary upskilling/training, you can apply for a higher-wage position at a Secondary Employer.

Manufacturing

Below are the available tracts in Manufacturing. We ask that you remain in the Springboard Employer’s* position for the requested tenure. Based on the Secondary Employer you would like to work for, we can help you get the upskilling training you need to be prepared for success in that role. You can contact your Career Center or Success Navigator for assistance. *Springboard Employers require little to no previous work experience.

After completing the requested tenure at the Springboard Employer and any necessary upskilling/training, you can apply for a higher-wage position at a Secondary Employer.

Technology

Below are the available tracts in Technology. We ask that you remain in the Springboard Employer’s* position for the requested tenure. Based on the Secondary Employer you would like to work for, we can help you get the upskilling training you need to be prepared for success in that role. You can contact your Career Center or Success Navigator for assistance. *Springboard Employers require little or no previous work experience.

After completing the requested tenure at the Springboard Employer and any necessary upskilling/training, you can apply for a higher-wage position at a Secondary Employer.