Bond launches Apprenticeship Scheme to Increase Diversity in International Development

Bond has announced a pioneering programme in partnership with tech start-up WhiteHat. The programme will allow NGO’s to run apprenticeships and will have a dual focus on increasing diversity across the charity sector at entry-level and upskilling existing employees. As the first of its kind in the sector, this partnership is set to transform the way NGO’s hire, train and retain talent.  WhiteHat works to accelerate the careers of a diverse group of future leaders by offering an outstanding alternative to university through apprenticeships. They match ambitious non-graduate talent to…

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New research shows charity staff highly skilled but questions raised over diversity

Charities are employing highly qualified staff but this may be at the cost of excluding people who face greater barriers to education and experience, new NCVO research suggests. Over half the voluntary sector workforce (51%) is educated to degree level, researchers found, while over 70% of voluntary organisations put ‘critical’ or ‘significant’ value on applicants having relevant work experience. As many as 43% of voluntary sector employers say their staff have skills and qualifications that are more advanced than required for their current role, higher than in the public sector…

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Duke Energy Invests Over $3.6 Million to Build Diverse Workforce of the Future

Duke Energy has announced it is awarding over $3.6 million in grants to support 54 innovative workforce development programs across the communities served by the company. “Our goal is to build a diverse workforce equipped to help the energy industry transform the grid and innovate to meet customers’ needs,” said Cari Boyce, president of the Duke Energy Foundation. “The energy sector generates an abundance of well-paid, dynamic jobs, and we want to ensure nontraditional students have access to these opportunities.” The 2019 Powerful Communities grants, from the Duke Energy Foundation with…

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AEG Teams Up With Mayor Eric Garcetti to Boost Diversity in Entertainment Industry Through Evolve Entertainment Fund

AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, recently teamed up with Mayor Eric Garcetti in Los Angeles to host the Evolve Entertainment Fund (EEF) 2019 Summer Kickoff at L.A. LIVE on June 15, 2019. The EEF is a public-private partnership aimed at creating new opportunities for communities that have been historically excluded from the entertainment industry through an alliance between the City of Los Angeles, industry leaders in entertainment, such as AEG, and digital media, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. “We created the Evolve Entertainment Fund to give…

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SEPHORA Canada Strengthens Its Commitment To Inclusivity With The Launch Of Its New We Belong To Something Beautiful Campaign

SEPHORA Canada champions diversity and inclusion within the beauty community through the launch of its We Belong To Something Beautiful campaign. The campaign is rooted in inspiring local stories that celebrate the diversity and belonging of all Canadians, highlighting that there is no singular expression of beauty. We Belong To Something Beautiful is a fully integrated, multi-chapter campaign unfolding nation-wide this summer, and continues the impactful storyline introduced in 2018 through the #WITHSEPHORA campaign. It features local collaborators from Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver – the latter being new to this…

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