Apprenticeships in Healthcare: A Growing Trend! 

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 organizations. By combining hands-on training with classroom instruction, apprenticeships for…

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Meet Joanne Pokaski CareerSTAT's Newest Leader

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 CareerSTAT's work. Her passion, focus and insight will be missed,…

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Four Partners Receive Job Quality Grants

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 strategies. National Fund collaboratives will focus on incorporating new hiring…

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

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 implement and expand programs for young adults, and will support…

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The Hitachi Foundation Invests $500,000

In one of their final grants before they closed in December, The Hitachi Foundation awarded the National Fund $500,000 to support its work with businesses in producing good jobs and building prosperous communities. The grant will support National Fund operations with a focus on…

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BLU Calls on Congress to #InvestInSkills

Last week, BLU leaders met in Washington calling for greater investments in skills development and job training. Representing diverse regions and industries, 75 business leaders met with 80 congressional offices to advocate for better federal workforce policy including supporting industry…

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Washington DC Launches IT & Health Care Partnerships

The Workforce Collaborative in Washington D.C. is proud to partner with its newest member, JPMorgan Chase & Co., to launch Greater Washington Works to support new investments in regional industry sector partnerships in IT/Cybersecurity and Healthcare. The Collaborative plans to invest up to…

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SAWDC Releases Workforce and Education Analysis

At the December SAWDC Quarterly Council meeting held in Thomasville, AL, Jobs for the Future presented the findings and recommendations from an eleven-month long analysis of current and projected education and workforce development needs in the rural counties of Region…

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JPMorgan Chase Invests $1 Million

The National Fund received a $1,000,000, one-year grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to expand its work with business leaders and to strengthen its network of regional collaboratives. The grant will support efforts to develop employer leaders and support positive changes…

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Meet the 'New' National Fund - Our Mission

Last month we celebrated the National Fund’s launch as an independent organization. This adventurous step symbolizes the growth and evolution of the National Fund into an accomplished network of 32 partner communities, each with its own distinctive characteristics, funders, and priorities. Our regional workforce…

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