#LIAW- German Apprenticeship and the U.S. Culture

Sharing and promoting the work of our regional collaboratives is extremely important. It is their hard work and effort that drives the engine that is the National Fund. Local Investment @ Work is a platform where regional collaboratives share stories…

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Rural Healthcare Providers Use Apprenticeship to Address Staffing Needs

Addressing the shortage of qualified medical and dental assistants is a challenge many healthcare organizations face, but in rural areas, the lack of nearby institutions with qualified training programs compounds the issue. To address the need and meet growing demand,…

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week at the National Fund

Today marks the beginning of National Apprenticeship Week (November 12-18, 2018)! Apprenticeship has evolved to fit the needs of the modern workforce. Earn while you learn programs thrive across the National Fund’s network of collaboratives and partners because they benefit…

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Falling Off a Cliff: When Workers Can’t Afford to Take a Job

Pick up the business section of any paper, and you’re bound to read an article about employers struggling to fill their open positions. We are swamped with messaging about the skills gap and the failures of workforce development systems and…

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Healthcare Connect: Developing Pipelines and Pathways for Frontline Workers

 “We’re going to help them explore information, and as they make choices with that information, we’ll be there to guide them.” - Laura Thompkins, Program Operations Manager, Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountains In this track organizations and providers, discussed strategies…

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Healthcare Connect: Implementing Healthcare Apprenticeships to Fill Skill Gaps

“Making an investment in people and helping their development makes all the difference in the world.” – Susan Thomas Healthcare organizations nationwide are struggling to find talent, especially for their frontline workforce. As a result, they are turning to apprenticeships…

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Building Networks that Support Frontline Workers: Healthcare Connect in New Orleans

This week we are headed to New Orleans for Healthcare Connect: Developing the Frontline Workforce Together. The conference is presented by the National Fund’s CareerSTAT and Hope Street Group’s Health Careers Pathways Network. It is one of the first gatherings…

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