The National Fund for Workforce Solutions has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting applications from regional funder collaboratives.
Fred Dedrick Appointed to National Advisory Council
Fred Dedrick, Executive Director, National Fund for Workforce Solutions, was one of 27 individuals selected by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). The Council will operate as an independent entity within the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), which is housed within the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA). NACIE members will advise the Secretary of Commerce on issues related to accelerating innovation, expanding entrepreneurship and developing a globally competitive workforce. Read more about this exciting news!
Fourth Annual Meeting: Better Skills, Better Jobs
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions Fourth Annual Meeting, "Better Skills, Better Jobs." convened nearly 400 employers, funders, and workforce leaders from across the country. See the new National Fund video, which highlights the National Fund Annual Meeting. Featured are insights from key stakeholders about the importance of the National Fund's value as a catalyst for peer learning. The result is strategic investments by the National Fund and local partners that is making a difference in strengthening our workforce and strengthening our economy.
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At a time when the dysfunction in Washington, D.C. is at its highest and public approval of Congress is at its lowest, it is heartening to see some renewed focus on significant workforce...
As a dynamic national partnership of communities, employers, workers, and philanthropy, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions is broadening its reach and deepening its impact on employers and workers. The National Fund invests in funder collaboratives in 35 communities. supporting innovative employer-led industry partnerships, providing demand-driven training, and awarding credentials. Skills gaps are being closed, low-wage Americans have more career opportunities, and local economies are being strengthened.