Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Analysis

Fiscal Year 2016 omnibus funding levels

WIOA Implementation: What Adult Education Practitioners Need to Know

NSC presented this webinar on 9/15/15 in partnership with the Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE).

NSC Comments on Required Elements of WIOA Unified or Combined State Plans

NSC submitted comments on the recent information collection request on the required elements of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Unified or Combined State Plans.

Aligned by Design: WIOA and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training

Join us on July 21 to learn how the WIOA state planning process provides an opportunity for states to align SNAP E&T with the broader workforce system to help SNAP participants build their skills and find family-supporting jobs.

Aligned by Design: WIOA and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training

The WIOA state planning process provides an opportunity for states to align SNAP E&T with the broader workforce system to help SNAP participants build their skills and find family-supporting jobs.

Aligned by Design: WIOA and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

WIOA offers new opportunities for the workforce system and TANF programs to work together. Join NSC for a webinar featuring national and local experts to address key principles for aligning human capital investments

WIOA Title II & Immigrant Workers

Presentation to the AFL-CIO Workfer Center Advisory Council Workforce Development Workshop on WIOA Title II and immigrant workers.

Aligned by Design: WIOA and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

This fact sheet addresses key principles for aligning human capital investments to produce better outcomes for individuals and local economies.

Comments on the WIOA Notices of Proposed Rulemaking Relating to Immigrants and Limited English Proficient Individuals

The following comments focus on areas in which more can be done through the WIOA rulemaking and guidance processes to address issues facing immigrant and Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals.

Aligned by Design: WIOA & Adult Education

This fact sheet highlights opportunities for Title II adult education services to function in collaboration with Title I workforce services through WIOA.

Aligned by Design: WIOA & Career and Technical Education

This fact sheet outlines areas WIOA and Perkins CTE can best work together to prepare individuals for careers that meet employer skill needs.

WIOA and Serving the Hard to Serve

This fact sheet aims to clarify some of the provisions of the performance accountability language in WIOA and includes steps that state and local officials can take to help avoid negative, unintended impacts on services to the hard-to-serve.

National Skills Coalition Comments on WIOA Notices of Proposed Rulemaking

NSC submitted comments to the Departments of Labor and Education regarding the five Notices of Proposed Rulemaking governing implementation and administration of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act issued by the agencies in April 2015.

Unpacking Proposed WIOA Regulations: Frequently Asked Questions

WIOA & Adult Education: A webinar for the Literacy Funders Network

National Skills Coalition discusses the implications and opportunities for adult literacy, literacy providers, and low-literate individuals in the new Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA).

WIOA: An Opportunity to Better Serve Immigrant Professionals?

In a webinar hosted by IMPRINT, Senior Policy Analyst Amanda Bergson-Shilcock presented on federal requirements and local opportunities for innovation under WIOA.

WIOA & Career Pathways: Promise & Pitfalls

Senior policy analyst Amanda Bergson-Shilcock gave a presentation to National Council of La Raza affiliates on career pathways in WIOA.

Unpacking Proposed WIOA Regulations

On April 22, National Skills Coalition hosted a webinar covering key provisions in the WIOA NPRMs; NSC staff discussed how the regulations address sector partnerships, career pathways, cross-program data and measurement, and job-driven investment.

Federal Workforce Policy Update

NSC hosted a webinar on the latest developments on key education and training programs and the outlook for skills issues in the 114th Congress.

Federal Funding Fact Sheet

Despite bipartisan support, federal funding for key education and workforce programs has declined by 14% since 2010.

Realizing Innovation and Opportunity in WIOA: A Playbook for Creating Effective State Plans

On November 20, NSC hosted a webinar on how states can develop Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plans that close the skill gap and help workers and businesses succeed.

Letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committees on FY 2015 Omnibus Bill

WIOA Side-By-Side: Current Law, House, and Senate Legislation to Reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act

Compares occupational training and adult education and family literacy provisions in the House and Senate Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization proposals with current law. The summary is not exhaustive.

Analysis of White House National Job-Driven Action Plan

NSC releases analysis of the White House’s job-driven training action plan following Vice President Biden’s review of federal job-training programs.

NSC Letter of Support to WIOA Sponsors | June 2014

NSC wrote to the sponsors of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), expressing support for the bill’s passage.

Unpacking WIOA

On June 3, national experts from organizations leading advocacy efforts around WIA reauthorization came together to unpack the recently introduced Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and what it means for the nation.

Webinar Update Slides: Federal Workforce Development Policy in 2014

Slides from NSC’s Federal Policy Team's webinar to discuss Congress’s unfinished business from 2013

425 Organization Sign On Letter Urging Senate to Move WIA to the Floor

A letter signed by 425 organizations to key senators urging them to bring WIA reauthorization to the floor.

Workforce Investment Act of 2013 Section-by-Section Analysis

National Skills Coalition section-by-section Analysis of the Workforce Investment Act of 2013.

Big picture changes from WIA 1998 to WIA 2013

Overview of the changes from WIA 1998, Titles I-IV in the Workforce Investment Act of 2013.

NSC Letter in Opposition of the SKILLS Act (HR 803)

National Skills Coalition letter sent to the House Education & Workforce Committee expressing opposition to key parts of the SKILLS Act (H.R. 803).

Program Consolidation and Estimated Workforce Funding under HR 803

This National Skills Coalition funding chart illustrates how the SKILLS Act consolidates 35 existing federal job training programs into a single "Workforce Investment Fund" that would be allocated by formula to states and local areas.

Summary of Key Provisions: SKILLS Act Title I - Amendments to Workforce Investment Act of 1998

National Skills Coalition summary of key provisions within Title I of the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act.

Section-By-Section: SKILLS Act Title I - Amendments to Workforce Investment Act of 1998

National Skills Coalition section-by-section analysis of Title I of the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act.

Summary of Key Provisions: SKILLS Act Title II - Adult Education and Family Literacy Education Act

National Skills Coalition summary of key provisions within Title II of the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act.

Section-By-Section: SKILLS Act Title II - Adult Education and Family Literacy Education Act

National Skills Coalition section-by-section analysis of Title II of the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act.

NSC Letter in Support of the Workforce Investment Act of 2013 (HR 798)

National Skills Coalition letter sent to members of the House Education and Workforce Committee voicing support for the Workforce Investment Act of 2013 (H.R. 798), a bill to strengthen and modernize the nation’s workforce investment system.

Building Pathways to Employment in America's Cities through Integrated Workforce and Community Development

This report explores ways that federal policy can better support cities’ efforts to integrate human and physical capital investments, particularly in the areas of public housing and transit oriented development.

Workforce Investment Act Title I and II Recommendations

National Skills Coalitions policy recommendations for reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act.

Overview of Wagner-Peyser Title III | Training Policy in Brief, 2012

This section of NSC's Training Policy in Brief provides an overview of the Wagner-Peyser Act - Title III of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998.

State Workforce Policy: Recent Innovations and an Uncertain Future

Co-written by NSC and the Georgetown Center, this policy brief examines recent innovations in state workforce policy and the implications for their continuation in the current changing political, economic and budgetary environment.

NSC Letter to Senate HELP Committee on WIA Draft

National Skills Coalition letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee offering comments and recommendations on the  committee’s discussion draft of the “Workforce Investment Act of 2011.”

NSC Detailed Recommendations for Improving the WIA Draft

National Skills Coalition recommendations for enhancing employer engagement through industry or sector partnerships through the Workforce Investment Act.

Summary of Key Provisions: Workforce Investment Act Title I - System Alignment and Innovation

National Skills Coalition summary of 2011 draft legislation of Title I of the Workforce Investment Act. The summary is applicable to the very similar draft legislation developed in 2013.

Summary of Key Provisions: Workforce Investment Act Title II - Workforce Investment and Related Activities

National Skills Coalition summary of 2011 draft legislation of Title II of the Workforce Investment Act. The summary is applicable to the similar draft legislation developed in 2013.

Summary of Key Provisions: Workforce Investment Act Title III - Adult Education and Literacy

National Skills Coalition summary of 2011 draft legislation of Title III of the Workforce Investment Act. The summary is applicable to the similar draft legislation developed in 2013.

Summary of Key Provisions: Workforce Investment Act Title IV - Amendments to the Wagner-Peyser Act

National Skills Coalition summary of 2011 draft legislation of Title III of the Workforce Investment Act. The summary is applicable to the similar draft legislation developed in 2013.

Workforce Investment Act Title II Overview, Training Policy in Brief

This section of the Training Policy in Brief provides an overview and policy recommendations for the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) under Title II of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998.

Overview of WIA Title I | Training Policy in Brief, 2011

This section of NSC's Training Policy in Brief provides an overview of workforce investment systems for adults, dislocated workers and youths under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998.

Overview of WIA Title II | Training Policy in Brief, 2011

This section of NSC's Training Policy in Brief provides an overview of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act under Title II of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998.

Career Pathways Recommendations

Provides recommendations to expand access to workforce education and training for all workers by better aligning adult basic education, job training and higher education systems to create pathways to postsecondary educational credentials.

Issue Brief: On-the-Job Training

This Issue Brief explores on-the-job training (OJT) as a promising model that can address the skill needs of workers and businesses while allowing for rapid employment or reemployment.