WPI's Impact

WPI bridges corporate CEO and higher education leadership with state and local leaders such as governors, mayors, workforce development agencies and more to create lasting, sustained impact. As of 2021, WPI impacted more than:

  • 163 Businesses Nationwide
  • 3,400 Students
  • 9,400 Apprentices
  • 63 Colleges and Universities
  • 26 Non-Profit Partners
  • 13 Government Partners
  • 200+ Curriculum Courses Amended

The WPI is currently in 9 regions across the country, and each initiative is aimed at tackling the specific needs in their respective region.

More than 30 CEOs from leading U.S. companies are working with local colleges and universities across the United States to fill high-demand jobs in STEM-related fields and skilled trade positions.

WPI is also taking much-need action to:

  • Boost fundamental workforce readiness skills such as basic math, reading and problem solving.
  • Increase STEM skills within America’s workforce and growing the number of job candidates who are qualified for the jobs of today and tomorrow, including in the high-demand fields of cybersecurity, data science, engineering and computer science.
  • Grow the number of workers who have specialized skills needed to fill trade positions such as machinists, welders, electricians and sheet metal workers
  • Engage, train and employee women, minorities, veterans and other populations who are under-represented in STEM occupations and digital jobs of the new economy.

With the right programs and partnerships, businesses can create and expand pathways to prepare current and prospective employees to grow and succeed in their careers.