Diversifying Apprenticeship in North Carolina

Apprenticeship has a long history as a workforce solution that has been recently revived to meet new labor and economic challenges. Right now, there is significant momentum across the United States to advance formal apprenticeship programs, in a variety of…

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Don’t Blame Schools for Unfilled Crappy Jobs

Community Voting for SXSW EDU is Open - Vote on PanelPicker Ideas August 5-23 PanelPicker community voting is now open. Cast your vote in support of our panel, “Don’t Blame Schools for Unfilled Crappy Jobs” at SXSW EDU, August 5-23, 2019.…

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Proposed Changes to Food Assistance Would Make it Harder for Working Families

The Trump administration has proposed new regulations for SNAP benefits, an action that would remove an estimated 3 million people from the food assistance program and hurt working people whose financial lives are already precarious. Note that I said working…

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CareerSTAT Academy Member Spotlight: Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio

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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CareerSTAT Academy Member Spotlight: UC Davis 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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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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