Together we're building something great.
FastTRAC is supported by a number of philanthropic partners.
- The Joyce Foundation and its Shifting Gears Initiative provided an initial planning grant to the FastTRAC Initiative in 2007, and continues to provide financial and technical support.
- The Greater Twin Cities United Way has provided funding for the most recent round of FastTRAC Adult Career Pathways programs.
- The Otto Bremer Foundation provided an initial planning grant to the FastTRAC Initiative in 2007.
The support of these partners augments the investments and collaborative work of numerous state and local partners:
- The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU)
- Minnesota Adult Basic Education (ABE) at the Department of Education
- The Minnesota Department of Corrections
- The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
- The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
- The Greater Twin Cities United Way
- Local employers, workforce development agencies, human services, and community-based organizations
- The Minnesota Office of Higher Education
- The Department of Labor and Industry
- The Governor's Workforce Development Council
A national movement.
Approaches similar to FastTRAC are underway in at least seven states. The FastTRAC approach has been endorsed by a number of state and national organizations.
- The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) has championed integrated career pathways and provides technical assistance the Minnesota FastTRAC.
- The Lumina Foundation
- The National Governors Association
- The National Skills Coalition
- The National Fund for Workforce Solutions
- The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education
- The Minnesota Governor’s Workforce Development Council has recommended that FastTRAC be expanded to each of Minnesota’s 25 State Colleges.
The White House stands behind the goals of the FastTRAC Initiative, with President Obama announcing a goal of five million additional community college graduates by 2020.