Ensuring Individuals Have Skills and Opportunity
The National Fund and its collaboratives invest in the skills and educations of individuals in their communities. Since its creation, National Fund collaborative have:
- Supported 77,000 individuals in completing over 53,000 training programs and securing more than 40,000 industry-approved credentials. Specially,
- Helping 55,000 jobseekers develop new skills and/or find a good job;
- Investing in 22,0000 incumbent workers to improve their performance and place them on-track for a promotion;
Through a rigorous evaluation of its programs in Cincinnati, OH, and Milwaukee, WI, evaluators determined that the National Fund excels at getting people into jobs, keeping employees in key positions, and raising compensation for workers.
For participants in its Milwaukee manufacturing partnership, job placement was 21 percent higher, the average retention was almost double, and individuals earned more than $16,000 in additional wages over one and a half years compared to individuals in similar programs. Results were similar in a Cincinnati health care partnership, in which individuals were 29 percent more likely to be employed 18 months after program entry and were on average earning 52 percent more than individuals in the matched comparison.