Examples of tangible actions: Actions can include creating an employee resource groups (ERG); implementing an organizational diversity and inclusion plan or training; altering recruiting practices to include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) or other institutions with greater diversity; providing apprenticeships, internships, internal pathway and career development (upskilling) commitments for underrepresented groups; instituting a supplier diversity program; making public diversity goals, diverse recruiting commitments, commitments for diversity in internships, apprenticeships or fellowships; building career and training pathways for underrepresented groups; and committing to diversity in promotion and hiring slates.
Pathways to job opportunities: Examples can include internships, apprenticeships, internal retention and upskilling commitments, new hires, fellowships, sabbaticals, cross-divisional training, project management opportunities, career and training mapping/planning and tuition reimbursement.
Measurement: Data will be based on 2030 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data as compared to 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data for the demographics of the manufacturing workforce.
Annual reporting: Participating companies would answer a series of questions that would describe their commitment, and companies will be asked to make annual updates on progress and impact. Companies that are willing to make public their commitments can submit content for case studies that can be used to guide others’ actions (see MI resources here).