Enhabit’s established expertise in engaging, assessing and collaborating with construction trades leads to better onboarding, improved performance and high quality field work. This framework provides for successful management of contractors and installers, delivers new market opportunities, and builds a strong and sustainable channel.
6 new Minority and Women-Owned Firms recruited
1,659 workers receiving paychecks
$92,000 in training resources allocated
More than 500 family wage jobs created
To meet homeowner demand for quality contractor services delivered by a diverse labor pool, we engaged small businesses across the state, providing resources to execute training and career pathways for the workforce. To fully leverage the growth opportunity, we connected our contractor network with additional support including coaching, peer mentoring, business development classes and sales training. As a result, Enhabit better positioned the Home Performance industry for a stable and more resilient future.
Enhabit designed an innovative approach to workforce development with a strong focus on equity. Together with the City of Portland, organizational and business partners, trade unions, advocacy organizations and workforce development groups, we activated High Road standards and partner agreements. These agreements provide a roadmap for delivering quality training and good jobs with family-supporting wages and benefits to communities that haven’t had access to the same economic opportunities. High Road standards have set priorities around workforce development and our contractor pool.
Enhabit supported employers in developing the skilled workforce needed to meet the growing demand for home energy upgrades. In collaboration with Worksystems Partnership, resources and grant funding were combined to help more workers access critical training needed for the growing home performance and energy efficiency arena. In addition, Enhabit convened stakeholders in the home performance field to define and establish the first Bureau of Labor and Industries-approved Home Retrofit Apprenticeship Program.
U.S. Department of Energy, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Energy and Environmental Block Grant