Rebuilding Regional Talent Pipelines (RETAINs)
“Guiding leaders and their communities in creating a new jobs and skilled talent era”
Imperial’s consultants help form and support regional public-private partnerships. Our focus is on solving the local skills-jobs gap thereby strengthening regional economies. Our approach centers on community intermediaries known as RETAINs — Regional Talent Innovation Networks.
RETAINs have many local brand names: High School Inc. (Santa Ana, CA), the Vermillion Advantage (Danville, IL), the New North (18 counties in northeastern Wisconsin) and 1,000 other RETAINS across the United States. Imperial offers a process to reinvent your regional skilled talent delivery system.
A RETAIN acts as a broad non-profit intermediary linking businesses, educational institutions, unions, government agencies, and relevant non-profit groups. It acts as a catalyst to create a significantly updated talent pipeline for a 21st-century workforce. In the short-term a RETAIN establishes a new system that rapidly fills vacant jobs through better coordinating job training efforts across its partnership network. It also raises the productivity of current workers by initiating on-going employee reskilling. In the long term, a RETAIN updates local educational programs to better prepare more students and the current workforce for the rapidly changing job and career requirements of a high-tech economy.
Imperial provides our clients with cutting-edge team coaching to help develop a RETAIN’s outreach program. We work with you on a group or individual basis using our proven collaboration-building strategies to establish and grow a successful RETAIN partnership.