SPOTLIGHT STORIES

Argentum Works to Bring Top Talent to Senior Living

Until recently, owners and operators of senior living communities have largely been on their own when it comes to workforce development strategies. Argentum, the nation’s largest association representing the professionally-managed senior living industry, is working to change that. READ MORE

A Means Test for Quality Industry Certifications

A new commentary from the National Network is pointing toward a solution for one of the most troubling questions concerning industry-recognized certifications: How do we know which of these countless certificates are worth the (virtual) paper they are printed on? READ MORE

Taking Action to Close the Manufacturing Skills Gap

When it comes to important issues, National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) members rank workforce development as their number one concern— ranking ahead of taxes and healthcare costs. Ninety seven percent of our members report they have at least one open skilled position. 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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