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The National Fund has supported 67,500 job seekers and 25,000 incumbent workers in developing new skills for high-demand jobs and securing 65,000 industry-approved credentials.



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National Fund investments have catalyzed $315 million in matched or aligned investments from 700 local and national funders.

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Virtual Machining Nixes Mysteries, Protects Costly Machines

10.17.17  •  by Staff Report at  •  

Virtual Machining Nixes Mysteries, Protects Costly Machines - Advanced Manufacturing

National Fund Newsletter - October 2017

10.10.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  

Return of the Apprentice: Updating a Training Model

10.10.17  •  by Megan Traylor  •  

Return of the Apprentice: Updating a Training model  

The National Fund Supports Baltimore, Des Moines and Seattle in Effort to Advance Retail Careers

10.6.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  

Through a grant from Walmart Giving, the National Fund is partnering with three local communities to provide better jobs to retail workers WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 11, 2017) – Today, the…




New Project in Baltimore, Seattle & Des Moines to Advance Retail Careers

10.16.17  •  by Megan Traylor  •  ,

The National Fund announced that it is awarding $900,000 in grants made possible through a grant from Walmart to the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative, Central Iowa Works (an initiative of…

Profiles of Companies Hiring and Training Young Adults

10.13.17  •  by Megan Traylor  •  , ,

Each the year, the National Fund recognizes businesses that are making exemplary investments in the skills and careers of their youngest employees. The following profiles of OKAY Industries and ACMT in Hartford, CT and…

New Paper on Behavioral Economics and Workforce Development

10.13.17  •  by Megan Traylor  •  ,

This paper brings key insights from the field of behavioral economics to inform workforce development efforts and especially attempts to engage employers. The National Fund is using Behavioral Economics to inform its…

Broadband Availability/Subscription and Computer or Digital Skills

10.6.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  

As the internet has become more integral to the US economy and our lives, it is important that we are working not only to build computer or digital skills but…