Amplify achievements within your community
Build a community that sets Black talent up for success throughout their entire career journey.
Supporting equitable futures
Access to opportunity also means having the wraparound support to be successful. That's why we partner with community organizations who provide services that supplement those offered by employers and talent developers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of organizations are part of OneTen?
We bring together employers, education and training programs and community organizations to create accessible pathways to family-sustaining careers for Black talent, and support their ongoing advancement.
What do OneTen's community partners do?
Community partners support Black talent in accessing and achieving success throughout their training and/or work transition. A few examples of services include:
– Coaching or mentorship
– Financial literacy training
– Foundational skill-building
– Mental health services
– Technology, like Wifi and devices
Can I become a community partner?
Any organization that wraparound support services can apply to serve Black talent with OneTen.
You can join us by taking a moment to tell us about yourself or your organization. A member of the OneTen team will reach out about next steps.
Who do community partners serve?
You will help us to identify and serve Black talent through a variety of wraparound supports or community engagement activities as we develop and test effective, community-driven solutions.
What is a family-sustaining job?
Family-sustaining jobs meet four standards:
Pay family-sustaining wages. This varies based on the cost of living in each city, but generally means the compensation covers the basic needs for a family. Calculate the family-sustaining wage in your area with the MIT Living Wage calculator.
Accessible. These jobs do not require a four-year college degree for a candidate to perform successfully. An estimated 4 million jobs today can be recredentialed to remove the requirement for a college degree.
Opportunities for advancement. These jobs are eligible for promotion, parallel education and have a pathway to more senior positions within the company.
Attractive. These jobs have a relatively low risk of being automated, informed by an Oxford study and Burning Glass, allowing a longer-term career to develop.
What is a skills-first approach?
Skills-first hiring and promotion emphasizes the specific competencies a candidate needs to be successful in the role.
It’s 5x more predictive of a person’s future performance than their education, and 2.5x better than their experience. It also diversifies talent pools, accelerates the hiring process and increases the likelihood of retention.
An estimated 4 million jobs today can be recredentialed to remove the requirement for a college degree.