ERN USA transforms companies one employee at a time through the support and growth of existing employer resource networks, the development of new networks, peer learning across all partners, and in-depth evaluation to demonstrate high impact for employees, employers, government and communities.
The Employer Resource Network® (ERN®) model is an innovative approach to workforce development that was initiated in West Michigan in 2007. Since then, ERNs have grown to over 30 Area Networks and 20 Lead Organizations in 9 states.
Employer Resource Networks are led by over 200 employers working with nearly 40 Success Coaches. Other regions seeking innovative ways to blend the efforts of business, social service and workforce development agencies are expressing interest in learning more about how to launch an ERN in their own communities.
ERN USA Network Benefits
ERN USA partners with Lead Organizations who assist in new ERN start-ups. These new ERNs become licensed members of ERN USA with benefits that include:
ERN Data Solutions for metrics tracking that helps determine individual ERN and national network impact
National ERN conferences for best practice sharing and development
Quarterly national Peer Learning Calls for both administrators and success coaches
ERN USA involvement in educating and relationship building with key local, state and federal government departments and legislatures