Buying Local in Newark

The city of Newark is New Jersey’s largest and one of its most diverse municipalities and is home to considerable strengths, assets, and opportunities. In partnership with the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, the Newark Alliance is leveraging these resources…

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New Year, New SHIFT Toward Systems Thinking

At the beginning of each year, many of us commit to something new or to making a big change for the better. New goals, new way of thinking. Throughout January, I’ve been reflecting on National Fund’s successes of the past…

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Expanding Equity in Manufacturing with On-the-Job Training

“Earn-and-learn” models are powerful tools for building up a skilled workforce. On-the-job training allows employees to earn a paycheck while they learn the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to perform a specific job. Earn-and-learn models also open access to career-building…

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Together, We Achieve More

With Thanksgiving behind us and the holiday season in full swing, I have been reflecting on how grateful I am for everything our network has achieved in 2022. The collaboratives in our network are transforming local and national conversations about…

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What’s It Going To Take To SHIFT?

In September 2022, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions gathered with other workforce development leaders in Minneapolis for our biennial convening. We set out to address how we can all SHIFT The Future of Workforce. What it means to “shift…

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Making the SHIFT!

My Time at SHIFT The Future of Workforce I can’t believe it’s already been a month since SHIFT The Future of Workforce. The three days spent in Minneapolis were so meaningful and impactful to me, and the National Fund. It…

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Connecting Workforce Development and Violence Prevention

A Q&A with the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and FUTURES WITHOUT VIOLENCE October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Workplace Resource Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence knows the toll economic abuse and workplace sabotage take on survivors and…

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Twitter Roundup: 10 Big Ideas from #SHIFTWorkforce

We are flying high after spending a few days immersed in community at our national convening, SHIFT: The Future of Workforce. From a wonderful keynote address by Tawanna Black, to four thought-provoking plenaries, and a series of great workshops —…

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