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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CareerSTAT Academy Member Spotlight: Boston Children's Hospital

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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Today’s Labor Market: Miracle or Mirage?

January marked 100 straight months with positive job growth. The unemployment rate is near an all-time low at 4.0%. There are more job openings than people to fill them. The president touts an “economic miracle.” But for many workers and…

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CareerSTAT Academy Member Spotlight: Advocate Aurora 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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CareerSTAT Academy Member Spotlight

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 healthcare positions. An initiative of the…

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Making Progress, Not Excuses

The Workforce Solutions Collaborative in Hartford, Conn., was among the first funders collaboratives established with support from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. In November 2018, it celebrated ten years of developing an educated, economically self-sufficient workforce in central Connecticut.…

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