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Since We Began in 2007

IMPACTING INDIVIDUALS

78,000

The National Fund has supported individuals in completing 53,000 training courses resulting in new skills for high-demand jobs and 40,000 industry-approved credentials.

ORGANIZING EMPLOYERS

2,300

The National Fund supports more than 2,300 employers in 85 active partnerships helping area businesses develop collective solutions to shared labor issues.

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES

$300m

National Fund investments have catalyzed almost $300 million in matched or aligned investments from 700 local and national funders.

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REGIONAL COLLABORATIVES

32

The National Fund is proud to support 32 regional funding collaboratives located across the country. These collaboratives generate attention and investment in their community’s biggest labor and economic issues.

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How Manufacturers Build Skills Through Apprenticeship, Industry Partnerships

4.25.17  •  by Fred Dedrick at Chief Learning Officer  •  

4.21.17 CLO- How Manufacturers Build Skills Through Apprenticeship, Industry Partnerships - Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media

National Fund Newsletter - April 2017

4.12.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  

The National Fund Launches Retail Initiative with Support from $2.8 Million Grant from Walmart

4.10.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  

The National Fund Launches Retail Initiative with Support from $2.8 Million Grant from Walmart Walmart’s investment will provide greater opportunities for retail workers and support collaboratives in three communities  WASHINGTON,…

Construction industry credentials provided for GA Construction Ready graduates

3.26.17  •  by Shalon Bell at Atlanta Voice  •  

3.26.17 Atlanta Voice - Construction industry credentials provided for GA Construction Ready graduates | News | theatlantavoice.com

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New Report: Connecting Young Adults to Skills and Jobs 

4.13.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  ,

The National Fund just released a comprehensive report on its efforts to prepare young adults for successful employment. Connecting Young Adults to Skills and Jobs documents efforts in more than…

Walmart Invests $2.8m to Support Retail Workers

4.11.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  ,

The National Fund is launching a new effort focused on building greater opportunity for America’s retail workers. Through a generous $2.8 million grant from Walmart, the National Fund will provide…

Stanford Social Innovation Review Features Kelly Ryan

4.7.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  

Partners Council member and CEO of the Incourage Foundation in Wisconsin Rapids, Kelly Ryan recently published, "Increasing Impact: People and Place at the Center" in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. In the article…

Apprenticeships in Healthcare: A Growing Trend! 

3.10.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  

Healthcare employers have always recognized the value of guided hands-on learning, but now more are turning to the time-tested earn-and-learn training model of apprenticeships to develop skilled labor in their…