Mercy Health: New Case Study

Mercy Health—a regional partnership of hospitals and healthcare providers throughout Western Michigan—is a leader in using  employee development strategies to improve care. These practices include evidence-based hiring practices that have increased diversity, incumbent worker training programs that have improved employee engagement, and specific investments in high-demand…

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New Business Impact Case Study: Norton Healthcare

Norton Healthcare is a national leader in developing the skills and careers of its frontline workers. Based in Louisville, KY the five-hospital system invests $11 million annually in its 14,000 employees. With more than 6,000 frontline workers, Norton operates three distinct programs—the…

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Prudential Foundation Commits to Better Skills Better Jobs 2.0

The Prudential Foundation announced a three-year, $2 million grant to the National Fund for Workforce Solutions at the2017 Leadership Convening. Building on its earlier initiative 'Better Skills, Better Jobs,' the National Fund will work with companies across the country to…

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Georgia Announces Grants to Support Sector Partnerships - NSC Blog

This summer, the Georgia Department of Economic Development awarded $1.5 million to support the development of sector partnerships in six workforce regions in the state. The awards are part of a $3 million competitive grant program to build sector partnerships…

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#NFMeeting Live Blog: CareerSTAT Frontline Worker Champions & Emerging Champions

The National Fund Meeting closed on a high note this afternoon, with healthcare leaders on CareerSTAT’s Recognition Committee honoring and recognizing four healthcare employers as 2017 Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions and seven organizations as Emerging Champions. An employer-led initiative of…

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#NFMeeting Live Blog: Young Adults & Their Employers

“No one will serve young adults better than their own community."- Dana Politis, Montefiore Health System At this afternoon’s Young Adults & Their Employers: A Win-Win Proposition workshop, the focus was on how organizations across the country are creating new…

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#NFMeeting Live Blog: Generating Ideas & Innovation from Frontline Workers

“If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Wise words from Dean Schroeder, co-author of The Idea-Driven Organization, a new book focusing on driving innovation through frontline worker ideas. Schroeder led the discussion about developing and…

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#NFMeeting Live Blog: Improving Worker Self-Sufficiency and Retention through Improved Financial Coaching

At today’s Improving Worker Self-Sufficiency and Retention through Improved Financial Coaching workshop, attendees learned about the benefits of providing workers with financial coaching opportunities. Seung Kim, Senior Program Director at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Family Income & Wealth…

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Ohio Manufacturer Reports $30,000 ROI from Workforce Investments

Partners for a Competitive Workforce conducted a case study titled, “Manufacturing Institute’s Return on Investment Calculator”, which features a manufacturing company boosting their ROI with a unique calculated approach. Richards Industries partnered with local educational institutions near their Cincinnati, Ohio…

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SkillUp Washington’s 2016 Sector Skills Academy

In 2005, Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program launched the National Sector Academy, since then over 225 Marano Fellows have graduated from the program. The Academy provides opportunities for catalyzing and strengthening cross-system partnerships, further improving outcomes for low-income workers. Ultimately, the…

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