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· July 9, 2014
Few other organizations have done so much as the National Skills Coalition to better prepare our #Manufacturing and workforce for the future in this global economy of today.
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· September 7, 2014
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A bipartisan idea whose time has come: making Pell grants available to low-wage workers who cannot pursue a full-time college degree, but who would welcome the chance to enroll in short-term community college programs. NSC's Andy Van Kleunen is a contributor in U.S. News and World Report today with this piece on how rethinking Pell would be good for workers, business, and our economy.

Expanding grants to short-term programs would pay big dividends.
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"Rather than imposing work requirements on people with few financial resources – and putting them at risk of losing food, health care, and housing which make training more possible – federal and state policymakers should focus on strengthening workers’ access to education and training aligned with the needs of local and regional employers."

Read more in our blog.

Rather than imposing work requirements on people with few financial resources – and putting them at risk of losing food, health care, and housing which make training more possible – federal and state policymakers should focus on strengthening workers’ acc
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Register today for our upcoming webinar, featuring Pat Steele of Central Iowa Works and Anne Kilzer of the Minnesota Workforce Council Association.

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Listen to National Skills Coalition CEO Andy Van Kleunen on Marketplace Business News talking about the Trump administration's new infrastructure plan and how it could affect workforce development programs.

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LIVE from the #SkillsSummit2018 talking about the future of workforce.

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We'll be live from the #SkillsSummit2018 tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. ET.
Mark your calendars!

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Our 2018 Skills Summit is coming up next week!
If you can't join us in D.C., would you be interested in a live stream of one of our plenaries?

Will the president's #SOTU #infrastructure plan reflect last year's "one million apprentices" promise?

National Skills Coalition is a broad-based coalition working toward a vision of an America that grows its economy by investing in its people so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper.
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We're sending a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to invest in vital programs that help workers earn skills businesses need - sign your organization on now!

Sign on your organization to our letter to Congressional leadership urging them to invest in vital programs that help workers earn skills businesses need.
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"While America will never again see mills like those that dotted the river valleys of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia 50 years ago, President Trump now has a chance to help stabilize a reeling steel industry and revive some of the employment it once offered."

Read more from NSC Board Chair and President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, Scott Paul, in his recent The New York Times op-ed.

Cheap imports are becoming a threat to national security. He has the tools to respond. Will he use them?
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"Workers deserve (and industry needs) a training pipeline to such a career that is adaptable, flexible, and well-resourced."

Read more from NSC CEO Andy Van Kleunen and NSC Board Chair and President of Alliance for American Manufacturing, Scott Paul, on this Medium piece.

This piece is a collaboration between Scott Paul, President of Alliance for American Manufacturing and Andy Van Kleunen, CEO, National…
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"Work-force-oriented groups and experts generally applauded the proposal. However, some worried about the bill’s lack of an attempt to ensure that short-term credentials have value in the job market.

For example, the bill does not include the terms “stackable” or “career pathway,” said Kermit Kaleba, federal policy director for the National Skills Coalition. “The fact that those terms show up nowhere is disappointing,” he said."

Read more in this Inside Higher Ed article.

GOP’s Higher Education Act rewrite would give a boost to competency-based education, short-term certificates and alternative providers, but experts worry about the bill’s lack of safeguards.
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We’re live from Capitol Hill with Workforce Data Quality Campaign, where they are hosting a special briefing on how consumer information data tools can help students make informed decisions for college and careers.

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These recommendations would build expand access to high-quality, skills-based training models for SNAP recipients seeking to get and keep well-paying jobs.
Head over to our blog to read more.

National Skills Coaliton released today a set of recommendations for strenghtening the SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) program as part of the reauthorization process.
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Read about why policy makers should expand WOTC to support businesses providing work-based learning to low-skill workers.
Download the brief here: http://bit.ly/2kytB7K

On December 7, National Skills Coalition released a new brief, Opportunity Knocks: How expanding the Work Opportunity Tax Credit could grow businesses, help low-skill workers, and close the skills gap.
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