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Last-Mile Training (LMT)

Last-Mile Training takes a Design Thinking approach to the skills gap: designing backwards from good entry-level jobs rather than forward from high school. What skills are employers demanding for entry-level positions in IT, data analytics, healthcare, biotech, finance, energy, sales, digital marketing, and what training is required? These are the key elements of all Last-Mile Training programs: Primarily digital skills, soft skills, and industry knowledge.

7 Million

Unfilled jobs in America can be explained by education and hiring frictions. New models are desperately needed to absorb these frictions away from candidates and employers.

Education-Up vs. Employer-Down

Until now, all efforts to close the skills gap have been “Education-Up”. “Employer-Down” starts with intermediaries that already have relationships with dozens or hundreds of employers.

Education-Up

Employer-Down

The hardest part of the skills gap to bridge is the connection to the end-employer, and specifically to the manager with the need for talent. Attempting to build these bridges as an education or training provider is not scalable. But there are tens of thousands of intermediaries of scale in skills gap sectors that already have these relationships, and - with the addition of Last-Mile Training - can become frictionless pathways to good jobs and careers for millions of Americans.

Who We Are Looking to Partner With

Achieve invests in sectors where the supply of talent does not meet demand and is inhibiting growth and partners with established platform companies with a strong base of clients.

What We Believe

We Need to Create
Opportunity for Americans

The skills gap is a social crisis that has closed off opportunity for tens of millions of Americans

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The Future Of Work

However technology changes work, it is urgent that we enhance America’s retraining and upskilling capabilities. In this respect, the future of work is now.

A Scalable Model To Close
America’s Skills Gap

We have identified a scalable model for closing America’s skills gap, which can be leveraged to supercharge portfolio company growth and achieve above-market returns.

Talent Is Evenly Distributed,
But Opportunity Is Not

We will put 100,000 Americans into good first jobs, demonstrate the scalability of Employer-Down pathways, and change the paradigm for workforce development from an education-centric to employer-centric model.

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