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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.



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



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

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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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Millions of Manufacturing Jobs Could Go Unfilled

3.16.17  •  by Carol Hymowitz at Bloomberg Businessweek  •  

3.16.17 Bloomberg Business News - Millions of Manufacturing Jobs Could Go Unfilled - Bloomberg

CareerSTAT Quarterly Newsletter - Spring 2017

3.9.17  •  by Jacob Clark at CareerSTAT  •  

Facing skills gap, employers send workers to college

2.28.17  •  by Amy Scott at NPR Marketplace  •  

2.28.17 Marketplace- Facing skills gap, employers send workers to college

Partners for a Competitive Workforce Launches a New Approach to Workforce Development

2.28.17  •  by Jacob Clark at United Way of Greater Cincinnati  •  

Since 2008, the United Way-managed Partners for a Competitive Workforce (PCW) has worked to close the skills gap in our region by training people to fill in-demand jobs in the areas of…




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…

Meet Joanne Pokaski CareerSTAT's Newest Leader

3.6.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  ,

After two years of dedicated service, Molly Seals is stepping down as Chair of the CareerSTAT Executive Committee. Her leadership has shaped CareerSTAT's mission and has been essential in deepening…

Four Partners Receive Job Quality Grants

1.23.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  ,

The National Fund awarded four partner communities—Cincinnati, OH; Baltimore, MD; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; and Wichita, KS — with $50,000 grants to work with local employers on incorporating job quality elements into their business…

The Annie E. Casey Foundation Awards $200,000 for Young Adults

1.23.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  ,

The Annie E. Casey Foundation continued its investment in the National Fund’s Young Adult Initiatives with a one-year grant of $200,000. The grant will build the capacity of National Fund collaboratives to…