Organizational Background & Mission:
BACH’s mission is to address unemployment, underemployment and shortages in the healthcare workforce in Baltimore, by working with employers to identify career pathways and subsequent trainings, which will lead to economic independence for low-skilled/ low-wage workers. The organization was established in 2005 with the primary objective of reversing the healthcare worker shortage, by developing a pipeline of workers for industry, through training and promotion of incumbent workers. BACH’s sector work has ensured that more than 1,200 incumbent workers in healthcare have received coaching and of those, more than 700 have received occupational and/or educational training. Additionally, this work has helped workers achieve 67% job retention at three years and resulted in more than 600 people receiving one or more promotions and/ or pay increases.