#LIAW - Apprenticeship Investment Expands Healthcare Opportunities

With demand for Medical Assistants (MAs) across Seattle and King County at an all-time high, UW Medicine, which includes the University of Washington School of Medicine and its health system, recognized the need to reimagine their pipeline into a high-demand…

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Beyond Pick, Pack, and Ship: Supply Chain OKI

Industry partnerships have been at the heart of the National Fund’s model since the beginning. It’s one of the key ways that we activate employers to invest in the workforce. These employer-led partnerships have resulted in more effective training programs,…

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CareerSTAT Academy Member Spotlight: Guardian Elder Care and SEIU Healthcare PA Training and Education Fund

CareerSTAT Healthcare Workforce Development Academy Beginning in November 2017, CareerSTAT brought together 11 healthcare organizations for the CareerSTAT Healthcare Workforce Development Academy. This year-long learning experience helps healthcare organizations develop more diverse talent pipelines, better retain and advance their entry-level staff, and proactively fill critical…

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The Untapped Tech Talent Pool - A Good Deal for Everyone

With unemployment at an all-time low, employers are struggling to find and recruit qualified workers. For tech companies, the challenge is even greater. Demand is already high, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts continued growth across the computer and…

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HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY FROM THE NATIONAL SOLUTIONS FUND FOR WORKFORCE

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#LIAW – Getting to Next Generation Workforce Development

Sharing and promoting the work of our regional collaboratives is extremely important. It is their hard work and effort that drives the engine that is the National Fund. Local Investment @ Work is a platform where regional collaboratives share stories…

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Legislative Efforts Around Mobility in Maryland

In response to our blog post Breaking Down the Barriers to Worker Mobility, Linda Dworak of the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative reached out to provide an update on some of the legislative initiatives in Maryland underway to facilitate access to…

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Apprenticeship Programs Create Opportunities for Women

The following is part of a larger story on healthcare apprenticeship from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.  The earn-while-you-learn model makes good jobs more accessible to everyone, including women. Many people cannot afford the cost of education and training…

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Breaking Down the Barriers to Worker Mobility

Getting to work can be a difficult barrier for many people to overcome. In rural areas, in cities without reliable public transportation, or where jobs are located in ex-urban areas, workers have to rely on their own vehicles to get…

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New Report Contributes to Conversation on Industry-led Apprenticeship

In June 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that will cut back the federal government’s role in creating and monitoring apprenticeship programs. The idea is to encourage businesses and trade groups to design programs with less oversight from federal…

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