Leveraging already existing programs and resources, EDGE serves Central Iowa by connecting employers, educators and non-profit organizations to pathways for skills development and onto businesses for employment. By serving as a connector and not a provider, EDGE maximizes opportunities and drives synergy across agencies and key stakeholders. EDGE is not about creating a new program rather leveraging and aligning great programs that are already in existence.
To date, we have over 140 education, business, non-profit and public stakeholders involved in developing a robust community goal, strategies and benchmarks. Best practices, models and processes from all stakeholders have been analyzed with data and metrics gleaned.