The National Network: A Chapter Closes – But the Work Continues

After five years of exceeding its promise to “better connect the worlds of learning and work,” the National Network of Business and Industry Associations is concluding its chapter as a formal entity. In addition to a long list of accomplishments, the National Network has fostered new collaborations that will only broaden and strengthen in the years ahead. READ MORE

New Report: Assessing Common Employability Skills In Job Candidates

A new report by the National Network taps the expertise of employers who have created models or promising practices for assessing Common Employability Skills (CES) – the set of foundational skills every individual needs to get, and keep, a job in the modern economy. READ MORE

Home Builders Institute Connects Troops to Careers

Partnerships are critical for the success of any business, particularly nonprofits such as Home Builders Institute (HBI). HBI relies on partners for training space, funding and connections to potential partners. The truth is, HBI could not do its work without its partners. READ MORE


Identifying competencies and promoting credentials that lead to work

In the modern economy, students and workers need to understand the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors and credentials that lead to career success.


Creating more work-and-learn opportunities across the economy

On-the-job experiences harness the power of learning through work. Using models such as internships, apprenticeships, mentoring and job shadowing, employers can improve their workforce, while workers build the skills they need to succeed.


Encouraging more employers to use competency-based hiring practices

Employers overlook qualified talent by recruiting, screening and hiring based on degrees or years of experience. We know they can do better by valuing the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors candidates bring to bear.

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