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?
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.
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.
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.