Our company name, Birth2Work, refers to the continuum of shared life experiences we all go through from the time we are born to the time we become a part of the workforce. While growing up along the continuum, and being part of a family and community, we depend on and are influenced, educated, supported, entertained, and cared for by six overlapping, but distinct, economic sectors of society:
- Business and Industry
- the Media
- Community-based Organizations
Businesses need the education system to supply them with capable workers. Education depends on the government and business for funding. The students in the education system depend on their parents and communities for support in order to grow and learn. Parents and their communities depend on businesses, community/non-profits, and the local healthcare system to be stable, provide jobs and services that make their lives work. The media which overlay them all have become the drivers which shine a light on the distinctions between one place or another in society shaping who and what we think is important.
Birth2Work moves across economic sectors, helping professionals understand their shared roles in shaping young people for the future workforce. When common ground and common interests are established among them, collaborative actions are aligned.