RISE WITH THE STARS
Building a stronger labor market for STARs, communities, and employers
This report reveals the severe impact of employers excluding the talent pool of workers who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes instead of a bachelor’s degree
Rise with the STARs - New Research in New York Times
REACH FOR THE STARs
Realizing the Potential of America’s Hidden Talent Pool
More than 70 million workers are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs). Many STARs have the skills today to perform higher-wage work.
Who Are STARs? As we move towards recovery, it’s important to understand STARs’ potential to move into better-paying jobs.
NAVIGATING WITH THE STARs
Reimagining Equitable Pathways to Mobility
STARs comprise the majority of our essential workforce, but they continue to experience wage decline and limited upward mobility. Promising job pathways can bridge this opportunity gap.
The Gateway Jobs That Can Open Opportunity For Workers Skilled Through Alternative Routes
Spotlight on Black STARs: Insights for Employers to Access the Skilled and Diverse Talent They’ve Been Missing
This report shows the limited career opportunities experienced by Black STARs and points to pathways for mobility.
Employers Can Write the Next Chapter In Black History By Extending Opportunity To Black STARs
Across Most Essential Roles, STARs Are The Majority
Two-thirds of essential workers are “Skilled Through Alternative Routes.” As we work to recover, the rich, untapped talent pool of STARs’ skills is critical — and essential.
Black STARs Have Always Been Essential, But Will We Recognize It?
Smart Employers Aim for Hispanic STARs
Hispanics represent nearly one in five workers in the workforce. Expanding opportunities will increase economic mobility for Hispanic workers as it sets companies up for success.
Getting Hispanic STARs the Skills and Supports they Need to Succeed