Transforming Apprenticeships for Today’s Economy
(11/8/17) Employers across economic sectors recognize that the most successful workforce preparation strategies are “work-and-learn” models – strategies that combine job-related instruction with hands-on application, skills assessment, mentorship and paid work with a pathway to employment. When work and learning are aligned with industry-required skills, the benefits for students, workers, employers and the entire economy are clear and powerful.
National Network Members Selected for Apprenticeship Task Force
U.S. DOL Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta yesterday announced members of the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, which includes representatives from five of the National Network of Business and Industry Associations member organizations: Joshua Bolten, CEO, Business Roundtable; Emily DeRocco, Founder and CEO, E3 Engage Educate Employ and Director, National Network of Business and Industry […]
A Sweet Side of Work-and-Learn: Connecting Veterans to Careers
As employers in every sector struggle to find candidates for hard-to-fill jobs, they are looking to fresh ideas for managing their talent pipeline. Two promosing appraoaches are recruiting veterans, whose military experience and acquired employability skills poise them for success in a civilian career, and implementing work and learn models that give candidates key work […]
Envisioning Education 4.0
Manufacturing 4.0 is a compelling vision of a new industrial transformation driven by increasingly rapid advances in digital technologies that are led by manufacturing but are spreading throughout the entire economy. A major barrier to the fulfillment of that vision is the growing shortage of workers able to keep pace with those advances due largely […]
Five Steps of Service: Connecting Diverse Talent to the Building Industry
A wholistic approach to work-and-learn is laying a solid foundation for developing talent in the building industry. The Home Builders Institute’s Five Steps of Service approach is an “open entry, skilled exit” work-and-learn model that supports individuals at every stage of the employment continuum. The Five Steps represent essential strategies for connecting talent to good jobs: […]
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.