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United States Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Matches Public and Private Sector Needs
NEW YORK, May 17, 2001 -- Business and military leaders have joined to address their mutual need for recruitment, training and retention of skilled workers with the creation of the Army's Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program. In the PaYS program, United States Army recruits will learn technical, communication and leadership skills required by industry. After completing their active duty tour, they will transition to a company they selected in their recruiting process. Partner companies will gain employees who are professionally trained and experienced in their specific job skill, of which will save employers vital training and human resource recruitment expenses.
This public and private partnership is described in a report entitled: Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: The United States Army and the Private Sector.
The report is the fifth in The Conference Board's Innovative Public-Private Partnerships series. It is based on the "Investment in America Forum," held in June 2000 at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. and jointly sponsored by the Drucker Foundation, the United States Army and the Conference Board. The forum launched the PaYS program, and enabled more than 70 participating corporate chief executive officers and human resource directors to share ideas and hear from experts in the military, business, and academia.
The full report is available for reading or downloading from the Drucker Web site at http://drucker.org/collaboration/.
PaYS will "help business by guaranteeing participating companies a consistent, dedicated flow of skilled and responsible job candidates" says Major General Evan R. Gaddis, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC). Frances Hesselbein, Drucker Foundation Chairman added "The Army Partnership for Youth Success brings new hope to young men and women enlisting in the Army. When they leave active duty, these skilled and motivated workers will contribute again to American corporations and to America's success in the global economy. In the end, this collaboration of government, nonprofits, and business sustains the democracy."
The report was sponsored in part by the Ford Foundation. The Council for Excellence in Government, partners with the Conference Board on the Innovative Public-Private Partnerships report series.
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