The following five strategic principles are contained in National Fund 2.0, a national blueprint that will guide the National Fund for Workforce Solutions (National Fund) in the next five years (2013-2017).
Key to achieving the strategies set for in National Fund 2.0 center on transforming public workforce systems and improving workplace practices, mobilizing and leveraging new and existing resources, addressing workforce and economic development needs in our communities, deeper employer engagement and new industry partnerships as well as developing and disseminating timely research about what is working in our communities.
TRANSFORM PRACTICES AND SYSTEMS
Strengthen and improve career opportunities and pathways through transformed workforce systems, proven employer practices, and the removal of employment and career barriers.
CATALYZE COMMUNITY COLLABORATION AND ACTION
Catalyze collaboration and collective action to address workforce and economic development challenges through community-designed strategies built on industry partnerships, regional characteristics, and evidence-based research.
Support scale and sustainability by mobilizing new and existing public, private, and philanthropic resources toward effective regional workforce and economic development.
ORGANIZE INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS
Deeply engage regional employers through sector-specific partnerships that generate industry intelligence, increase employer investment in training and career development services, and support business competitiveness.
VALUE LEARNING AND DEVELOP LEADERSHIP
Build a shared-learning culture based on evaluation, research, and peer engagement to develop leaders and generate continuous improvement.
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