The Time is Now for Radically Rethinking What We’re Doing

Highlights from the National Fund's biennial convening The Time is Now: Building an Economy That Works for Everyone Despite 10 years of booming economic growth since the Great Recession, too many workers continue to be squeezed. Too many workers do…

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At a Critical Moment, a New Direction for the National Fund

Last month in Dallas, we gathered about 375 workforce professionals, funders, employers, and workers for our biennial convening, The Time is Now: Building An Economy that Works for Everyone. We chose our convening’s theme because, despite 10 years of economic…

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CareerSTAT Academy Member Spotlight: Baystate Health

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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Boeing OJT 2.0

With a grant from the Boeing Company, the National Fund is implementing an on-the-job training program in five communities across the country. The goal of this project is to assist 200 job seekers and/or incumbent workers acquire in-demand advanced manufacturing…

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Dr. Pam Howze on Workforce Development

Today’s blog post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. Joyce interviews Dr. Pam Howze of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. I recently interviewed Pam Howze, program director for work-based learning for the National…

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CareerSTAT Academy Member Spotlight: Mercy Health

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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Talk is Cheap

There is a lot of talk about extreme income inequality. The fault, many say, is with capitalism. Often these capitalist critiques come from the progressive left. But more and more, warnings about the excesses of “late-stage capitalism” are coming from…

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Grocery Stores are a Lifeline

“Good morning Baltimore,” I sang to myself as my train pulled into the Camden MARC station. I was greeted by the famous warehouse that stands between the train station and Oriole Park at Camden Yards – a familiar haunt of…

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#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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