Cara Institute
Let's Get to Work! Join Cara Plus for a 3-day immersive institute on best practices and best failures from nearly 30 years in workforce development.
Cara Institute is for organizations creating or enhancing workforce development programs to help people with employment barriers obtain, retain, and advance in quality jobs. Dive deep into Cara's service delivery model through immersion, workshops, and one-on-one time with practitioners, and collaborate with other organizations on your own challenges and opportunities. Please see below for more details. Walk away with a fresh perspective and actionable steps to amplify your organization’s services, impact, and reach.

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, we will announce future Institute dates soon. Please join our waitlist for info on future sessions.


Jobs Since 1991


One-Year Job Retention for Permanent Placements


Social Return on Investment

Our Goal

Engage leaders to build, deploy, and grow strong workforce solutions.

At Cara Institute you will:

Immerse yourself in a competency-based approach to socio-emotional skills training
Discuss techniques to build and sustain participant interest, trust, and engagement
Gain perspective on how to cultivate employment partnerships, as well as best-fit matchmaking practices for success in long-term job placement
Obtain knowledge, tools, and skills to help job seekers retain long-term employment
Collaborate with peers to workshop ideas on best practices, best failures, pain points, and opportunities

Who should attend Cara Institute:

We encourage executive leaders, senior leadership, or front-line managers to attend Cara Institute. While the series gives all leadership levels effective takeaways, we recommend engaging multiple levels to maximize your experience.

Registration is $750 per person for all three days. We request two people per organization (maximum of four).

More session dates coming soon. Click here to sign up for our waitlist.

“I appreciate Cara’s willingness to open up and provide visibility for the benefit of reaching their stated mission."
Ryan Stoner COO, Coalfield Development Corporation
“It was game changing looking into the 28 years of failures and successes at Cara. Best money I ever spent.”
Izabel Olson Executive Director, Salt and Light Coalition
"The workforce development and alignment of values that Cara brings to Atlanta Mission helps us reach our goal of retaining employment for all our clients."
Jim Reese CEO, Atlanta Mission
"When we began our workforce development program, we recognized immediately that Cara is innovative and sets the gold standard in the workforce development sector."
Angie Moellering President & CEO, Lutheran Social Services of Indiana

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