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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.



The National Fund supports more than 2,000 employers in 70 active partnerships helping area businesses develop collective solutions to shared labor issues.



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

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The National Fund is proud to support 33 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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Apprenticeships: A Solution to Rising Demand for Skilled Healthcare Workers

9.12.17  •  by Kelly Aiken at Becker's Hospital Review  •  

9.11.17 - Beckers Apprenticeships A solution to rising demand for skilled healthcare workers

National Fund Newsletter - September 2017

9.12.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tours classrooms in Mobile, likes what she sees

9.5.17  •  by Lawrence Specker at  •  

Local Jobs, Local Funders: What a Regional Workforce Group Is Up To

9.1.17  •  by Philip Rojc at Inside Philanthropy  •  

Local Jobs, Local Funders: What a Regional Workforce Group Is Up To Philip Rojc




Triad Workforce Solutions Collaborative Receives $3.2M Grant

9.22.17  •  by Megan Traylor  •  ,

National Fund collaborative Triad Workforce Solutions Collaborative based in Greensboro, North Carolina was awarded $3.2M by the North Carolina General Assembly to spearhead a variety of workforce development goals in…

Secretary DeVos Visits Mobile Training Program

9.13.17  •  by Megan Traylor  •  ,

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Mobile, Alabama to observe the variety of learning pathways offered to students in the area. On her second stop in Mobile, DeVos was…

Share Information About Workforce Development and Disaster Relief?

9.12.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  ,

As we contemplate the tragic impact of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, we are reminded of the need to help others and to relieve some of the suffering and sadness affecting so many families. The…

Meet Dr. Pamela Howze, New Program Director

9.12.17  •  by Jacob Clark  •  

Meet Dr. Pamela Howze, New Program Director Dr. Pamela Howze joined the National Fund in August and will be leading its efforts to expand apprenticeship and work-based learning. Most recently,…