CHARACTERISTICS OF A HIGH-PERFORMING INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP
Partnerships are a critical element of the National Fund's demand-driven approach to workforce development. The National Fund defines an industry partnership as a dynamic collaboration of a regional group of employers—typically from a particular industry sector, but sometimes from multiple sectors or based around a set of occupations—who convene regularly with the assistance of a workforce intermediary.
This document provides an overview of characteristics that partnerships that are highly effective at solving workforce-development challenges tend to share.
DEVELOPING THE SKILLS OF LOWER-WAGE WORKERS
There is value and a role for both the employee and employer in developing and enhancing the skill sets of lower-wage workers. Mark Popovich of the Hitachi Foundation and Jenny Benz of the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research discuss the findings of a recent study on this topic and implications for policy and practice.. View transcript; on this page, under Related Links to the right, you may play the audio MP3 file.
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March 17, 2014 to July 1, 2014
June 19, 2012 to June 20, 2012
The National Fund and the Regional Collaboratives undergo yearly evaluation.
Five Years of the National Fund
(Presentation from the 2013 Annual Meeting)
Read the Current Report
5th Annual National Evaluation Report-Data Brief(reporting on activities and outcomes for 2012)
4th Annual National Evaluation Report
(Reporting on activities and outcomes for 2011)