Marano Fellows Class of 2012

Name: Ron Modesty
Title:

Senior Employer Coordinator

Organization:

Capital IDEA

Location: Austin, TX
Industry Sector: Healthcare, Business and Professional Trades
Type of Organization: Employer Driven Educational Sponsorship Program

Organizational Background & Mission: Capital IDEA lifts working families out of poverty by sponsoring educational services that lead to life-long financial independence. Capital IDEA serves the community by acting as a bridge, connecting committed, yet underemployed people to employers in need of highly skilled workers. Created through the efforts of Austin Interfaith and the Central Texas business community, Capital IDEA funds qualified participantsí tuition, books and childcare and works with them to find employment with good salaries, benefits and opportunity for career growth. Capital IDEA works with workforce partners to identify new career-driven curriculum needed to properly educate the next generation of workers.

Interest in Sector Work: We serve the community by acting as a bridge, connecting committed, yet underemployed people to employers in need of highly skilled workers. We only sponsor in-demand careers that pay a living wage that will support a family, offer benefits, and provide a path for professional advancement. We are always interested in new and innovative ways to better our program to the benefit of our participants.