Skill Link Summary Report: Strategies to Promote the College and Career Access of Young Adults
Recap on the National Fund's Fifth Annual Meeting
The 2015 National Fund Annual Meeting took place on June 17-19, 2015 in Baltimore, MD at the Hyatt Regency on the Inner Harbor. It convened more than 450 attendees with over 130 individuals representing employers across the country. For workshop notes, collaborative videos, and event pictures, visit the Fifth Annual Meeting event page.
National Fund Partners on UpSkill America
The National Fund has joined with seven other national partners in launching UpSkill America. The goals of UpSkill America are closely aligned with why the National Fund was first organized in 2007. In the coming months, the National Fund, in collaboration with UpSkill America, is hoping to be a catalyst for change for these workers through its three-part mission:
- Recognizing leading employers that have developed promising approaches to provide training and career development for their workers
- Encouraging the widespread adoption of business practices that foster expanded economic opportunity for hard-working Americans
- Fostering education and workforce development programs to support businesses and workers.to a better job and career
The National Fund and its more than 30 partner communities are deeply committed to industry leadership within workforce development and frontline worker investment and appreciates the opportunity to promote smart investments in frontline workers in order increase access to family-supporting careers for millions of Americans while also helping employers find the talent they need to be successful and competitive.
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 over 36 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.