Advanced technology in plants calls for more skilled technicians and less manual labor.
California’s community colleges seek to rebrand career and technical education amid a broad state push that includes $200 million more in annual funding.
NSC board member Scott Paul talks about the need for vocational training for new manufacturing jobs on NPR Morning Edition.
On March 17, three U.S. Senators introduced the CTE Excellence and Equity Act to support re-designing the high school experience by making courses more relevant to students’ future careers.
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
The Department of Labor announced the 46 recipients of the American Apprenticeship grants. The $175 million in grants are part of the Administration’s efforts to double the number of apprenticeships in the country.
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
NSC partner Marie Downey, executive director of BEST Corp., featured in National Journal. Bes Corp., prepares low-skill workers for higher-paying jobs in the hotel industry.
NSC board member and vice chancellor for Workforce and Economic Development at the California Community Colleges Van Ton-Quinlivan quoted in Desert Sun article on California's growing demand for more middle-skill workers.
In an op-ed by in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, NSC partner and director of training and workforce development for the Carpenters District council John Gaal discusses the importance of its Building Union Diversity (BUD) program.
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.
New Jersey's middle-skill gap, as indicated by data from National Skills Coalition, demonstrates the importance of vocational career programs that develop the skills and knowledget hat lead to good-paying jobs.
Business Leaders United Director Scott Ellsworth had the opportunity to speak with Mike Kenig on the importance pf developing a more robust workforce system in Georgia.
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.
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.
On February 2, President Obama unveiled his FY 2016 budget request, outlining the Administration’s spending priorities for federal programs. The budget proposes new investments in education and training, and enhanced support for existing programs.
Building on proposals announced on January 9, President Obama promoted new initiatives to increase access to middle-skill credentials in his State of the Union address. Andy Van Kleunen issued the following statement in response to tonight’s speech.
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.
On November 13, NSC and numerous key labor partners attended a summit co-hosted by AFL-CIO and the American Federation of Teachers on the role of career and technical education (CTE) in preparing students for jobs in the 21st century economy.
Associate Director Rachel Unruh on how the recent election results are likely to impact workforce development at both the state and federal level.
Rachel Unruh quoted in the NYT praising CA-based EMS Corps for its sectoral-focused employment training to prepare young men of color for careers as medical professionals.
Senior Federal Policy Analyst Angela Hanks comments on Manufacturing Skills Act in press release by Rep. Tony Cardenas.
Associate Director Rachel Unruh quoted in the NYT praising CA-based EMS Corps for its use of sector partnerships to prepare young men of color for careers as medical professionals.
Several members of Congress have introduced bills that would amend portions of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, including provisions on data collection and labor market alignment.
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.
In February, National Skills Coalition released an issue brief on reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act.