National Skills Coalition is mentioned as an advising partner for the CMT Empowering Education program
Article in Work It, Lynchburg about skills gap in Virginia referencing NSC middle-skills jobs report.
Op-ed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel citing NSC study on middle-skills gap in Wisconsin.
Op-ed in the Dorchester Reporter referencing NSC middle-skills study in Massachusetts.
Article in NJ.com referencing NSC study on middle-skills gap in New Jersey.
NewsHour's Christopher Booker reports on how Oregon is ramping up efforts to train Generation X'ers and Millennials to fill middle-skill job openings in technical fields.
Op-ed in Womens e-news on apprenticeship, written by NSC Federal Policy Analyst, Katie Spiker
Op-ed in the Daily Press referencing NSC's middle-skill jobs report. Highlights employers apprenticeships efforts.
Patti Donnelly, executive director of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, speaks with NSC about the need for policymakers to address the current void of career pathways for adult literacy and English language learning.
NSC partner Bob Paponetti, executive director of The Literacy Cooperative, shares some highlights from the International Literacy Day celebration in Cleveland, Ohio.
National Skills Coalition has taken to the road this summer. Our staff got to see firsthand how the issue areas we have been working on are progressing in different states, and to meet people who have been tirelessly engaging in these efforts.
Aligned by Design is a series of webinars that will explore how states can proactively use the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act planning process to align key human capital investments to produce better outcomes for individuals and local economies
This week, the Department of Labor announced $34 million in competitive grant funding available through the Workforce Innovation Fund, which supports innovative employment and training approaches.
NSC board member and president and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino Juan Salgado featured in Chicago Tribune. Instituto prepares immigrants for middle-skill jobs that workforce industry leaders say are key to Chicago's economic recovery.
The White House Task Force on New Americans released a new report, Strengthening Communities by Welcoming All Residents: A Federal Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant & Refugee Integration.
Last week, DOL and ED released draft regulations governing WIOA implementation and administration. NSC has conducted an initial scan of the regulations and identified a set of key issues for further discussion and analysis.
Two recent federal announcements provide an opportunity for organizations to invest in the skills of low-income individuals. DOE will present findings from an international assessment of basic skills and discuss promising emerging instructional models.
Op-ed by NSC partner Alicia Berhow, VP of Workforce Development and Advocacy with the Orange County Business Council. Calls on policymakers to fully fund WIOA so it includes CTE, adult education, and modernization of Pell Grants.
Five proposed rules governing implementation and administration of the WIOA have been posted on the Federal Register website. NSC will post an initial analysis of the regulations in the coming days, and will provide formal comments to the agencies.
Check out this month’s Washington Update for an in-depth analysis of key workforce and education funding requests in President Obama’s FY 2016 budget request and details on new guidance from DOL on WIOA implementation.
A new report from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education highlights the opportunity created by three coinciding developments in the adult education and workforce fields.
Several governors have proposed investments in skills strategies as part of their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.
From February 8-10th, 200 individuals representing business, labor, community based organizations, community colleges, and the public workforce system traveled to DC from 30 states to take part in NSC’s thirteenth annual Skills Summit.
NSC provided more than a dozen recommendations to the White House Task Force on New Americans, an interagency group created by Presidential Memorandum in November 2014.
CEO Andy Van Kleunen explains to the Atlantic the federal funds and opportunities that are available to dislocated workers, especially those put out of work because of trade deals.
CEO Andy Van Kleunen explains in the Wall Street Journal that rather than focusing on standalone tests, a better approach to helping people get jobs is to combine training in basic skills with vocational programs.
New NSC board member and former Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier shares recommendations for keeping workforce development in the national spotlight and the importance of building partnerships and alliances.
On December 16, the Senate adjourned for the year, marking the end of the 113th Congress. The past two years has been a period of major progress and sizable challenges for the workforce development field. Read NSC's write-up of the Congressional session.
Associate Director Rachel Unruh on how the recent election results are likely to impact workforce development at both the state and federal level.
Senior Fellow Flavia Jimenez sheds light on labor force demographic trends, the needs for funding in ESL and Adult Basic Education, and opportunities that can be created through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
NSC releases analysis of White House’s job-driven training action plan following Vice President Biden’s review of federal job-training programs.
NSC hosted a Tri-Caucus briefing with Congressman Tony Cárdenas and Congresswoman Judy Chu to discuss the need for greater access to quality basic skills training, particularly within minority communities.
Guest blog post by Juan Salgado, President and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino in Chicago, Illinois, following the introduction of the "New American Success Act."
NSC recently submitted comments to the Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services on career pathways approaches for the delivery of education, training and employment, and human services.
The Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services jointly released a Request for Information seeking information on career pathways approaches for the delivery of education, training and employment, and human services.
A report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) finds that 36 million U.S. adults have low basic skills and warns the U.S. is losing ground internationally.
New report shows that the U.S. is lagging behind other developed nations in literacy, math and problem-solving skills.
Last week, National Skills Coalition submitted a list of recommendations for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) to the House Committee on Education & the Workforce.
Rep. George Miller introduced the Pathways Back to Work Act of 2013, legislation to support immediate employment and training activities for unemployed and low-income individuals. Sen. Blumenthal introduced the companion bill in the Senate.
The Senate Committee on Appropriations approved by a vote of 16-14 the fiscal year (FY) 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
The Senate Appropriations Committee adopted funding allocations for each of the twelve fiscal year 2014 appropriations bills, including the bill that funds the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.
NSC Associate Director Rachel Unruh gave the keynote speech at the CASAS Summer Institute which focused on transitioning adult basic education students to postsecondary programs and careers.
President Obama today released his fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget proposal. The President’s budget would roll back the harmful sequester, and make new investments in skills. National Skills Coalition has prepared a preliminary analysis.
Associate Director Rachel Unruh calls on President Obama to put meaningful workforce development and adult basic education investments and policy on the table, andto back them up with political will.