Provide Better Outcomes to Low-Wage Workers, Job Seekers, and Young Adults
Industry partnerships, supported by National Fund regional collaboratives, will continue to serve low-wage jobseekers and incumbent workers by helping those who complete training obtain good careers and/or advance to higher-paying jobs with better benefits. The National Fund and its partners will continue to focus on preparing underserved populations like young adults.
Foster Employer Leaders
The National Fund’s future success will depend largely on the development, growth, and dedication of employers. As a key partner, the National Fund wants to support businesses who commit to improving business practices in their own firms, who promote these changes to peers, and who advocate for workforce system and policy improvements. They will also be key to better outcomes for young adults, a real-time understanding of industry trends and innovations, and identifying skill alignments across industries.
The National Fund will encourage improvements in business and workforce system practices to reach scale. These practices include increased investments in training, apprenticeships, and/or other work-based learning; prepaid tuition and/or access to other educational services; wage and benefits improvements; articulated career pathways; paid time-off and other measures. The National Fund documented its system change accomplishments through December 2015 in Systems Change in the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.