FORGE is an alliance of community-minded small businesses collaborating with educators to attract talented and skilled employees. Our mission is to empower students to carve out their unique paths by leveraging the wealth of workforce training opportunities available within our local communities.
FORGE envisions a future where every student across Mississippi possesses the opportunity and confidence to forge their own prosperous career path. Collaborating closely with small businesses and educators, our goal is to seamlessly connect students at every stage of their academic journey with a wealth of workforce training options.
We are dedicated to expanding our impact as FORGE, a cohesive alliance of multi-generational, locally owned small businesses with a shared commitment to fostering a sustainable and skilled construction workforce pipeline.
As we advance, our steadfast dedication is to strengthen and foster partnerships, engaging every facet of the education pipeline in our extensive workforce initiative. FORGE aims to serve as a catalyst for positive change, equipping students with essential knowledge and fostering the confidence necessary to navigate the path from education to successful careers.
Ultimately, our vision is to stand as a beacon of inspiration and empowerment, actively contributing to the educational and professional growth of Mississippi’s future workforce. We aim to be at the forefront of constructing vibrant communities through dynamic collaborations.
FORGE operates as a special project under the umbrella of the CREATE Foundation’s 501(c)(3) status to fulfill our mission as a non-profit organization.
Craft professional shortage by 2022
Current workforce retires by 2031
Jobs don't require a 4-year degree
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