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. Nationally, 86 percent of U.S. manufacturers have open skilled positions and 94 […]
Cracking the Code: How the Building Safety Industry is Growing Talent to Keep Our Communities Safe
A major component of the building safety industry is the people. Well-trained, engaged code officials are integral to safe buildings and a comprehensive system of modern building codes and standards that are regularly and consistently applied. Over the next 15 years, the building industry will experience a loss of 80 percent of its existing skilled […]
Retooling apprenticeship for the 21st century
This article originally appeared in The Hill. With unemployment nearing historic lows, corporate earnings surging and consumer confidence at a 17-year high, the U.S. economy is finally kicking into high gear. These welcome developments are opening new doors of opportunity for millions of Americans who entered the job market or struggled to make ends […]
New National Network Report: “Apprenticeships for the Modern World”
(1/17/18) Policymakers and stakeholders, including the Department of Labor’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, are looking for new strategies to tackle our nation’s skills gaps through expanded apprenticeship opportunities. In our new report, the National Network features the stories of our members and other employers across the country who are rising to this challenge with innovative, industry-led solutions that are putting Americans on the path to career success.
Apprenticeship Works, When Done Right
(12/19/17) As manufacturers face a significant and growing skills gap, we can no longer sit back and wait for students and workers to prepare themselves for today’s and tomorrow’s jobs. Instead, we must take a proactive role in building our future workforce, shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s adaptable and technology- savvy employees. But what is the vehicle for ensuring students and workers have the skills and experiences they need to succeed in a manufacturing career?
Workforce Development Institute (WDI) in Newport Beach, CA
AACC’s WDI 2017 continues to be a pre-eminent opportunity for in-depth exchanges and networking for economic and workforce leaders at community colleges and their partners. The WDI 2017 theme is “Inspiring Innovation.”
National Skills Coalition Skills Summit in Washington DC
The 2017 Skills Summit is at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. with plenaries and content-rich sessions. The plenaries and concurrent sessions will elevate opportunities to advance a national skills agenda through a range of federal policies, including work-based learning, public assistance, higher education, immigration, funding, and infrastructure.
NAWB Annual Forum in Washington DC
The premier event where workforce development professionals and leaders in business, government, labor, and education gather to gain insights into the current state of our nation’s workforce system and consider the goals and policy framework affecting the future of human capital development.
NCRC Annual Conference in Washington DC
NCRC’s Annual Conference is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of community nonprofits, policymakers, government officials, small businesses, banks, and academia, all coming together to create a just economy.