Building Pathways to Employment and Economic Self-Sufficiency

Genesys Works opens the doors of opportunity to high school students from underserved communities. Through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships, Genesys Works is paving the way for students to achieve college and career success.

There is widespread consensus that the primary path to a well-paying job in the modern economy is through education. According to the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, 65% of jobs in the year 2020 will require postsecondary credentials with 35% requiring at least a bachelor’s degree. As a result, examining the educational status of Genesys Works alumni is key to understanding their prospects for achieving career success.

In the fall of 2017, Genesys Works conducted its third annual survey of program alumni for purposes of evaluating program outcomes and the extent to which Genesys Works has succeeded in changing the life trajectory of disadvantaged youth by preparing them for a successful career. Of the 2,400 alumni receiving the survey, 1,194 responded, yielding a response rate of 49%.

Results from the survey provide evidence that the Genesys Works program is accomplishing its vision of equipping and empowering youth with the knowledge and skills required to achieve career success and economic self-sufficiency.

Read the 2017 Alumni Survey Summary by Dr. Nidhi Mehrotra.