- About NSC
- Skills Mismatch
We craft and advocate for inclusive skills policies that benefit a broad range of workers and businesses, scale what’s working on the ground through public investment, mobilize a broad range of stakeholders to action, and garner bi-partisan support.
We build networks representing businesses, workers, colleges, community organizations, public officials, and advocates. We engage these networks to craft policy proposals and mobilize them to win concrete policy change. Our networks include SkillSPAN (20 state affiliate coalitions), Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships (thousands of small and medium-sized business owners and 12 state affiliates), and Voices for Skills (tens of thousands of workers and grassroots skills advocates).
We believe that more people will have access to a better life, and more local businesses will see sustained growth, if inclusive skills training is central to workforce, education, and anti-poverty policies. Therefore, we have staff experts and engage local and national partners in all of these areas.
We seek to understand the views of and communicate with the American public to build a national movement in support of inclusive skills training as an economic priority.
Across all of these, NSC purposefully brings a racial equity lens to inform our policy development, our approach to organizing and alliance building, the public narratives we engage and with whom, and in how we run our organization.
NSC is a national organization fighting for inclusive, high-quality skills training so that people have access to a better life, and local businesses see sustained growth. We engage in analysis and technical assistance, organizing, advocacy, and communications to improve state and federal skills policies. Learn more about who we are and how we do our work.
20 Years of Changing Policies that Change Lives
In our first 20 years, we've shaped, won, and helped implement hundreds of policies. These policies have helped to change lives and put people on a path to better jobs. They've helped local businesses grow, create new jobs, and build local economies.Learn More
Grounded in Networks
National initiatives that help NSC craft policy proposals and mobilize to win concrete policy change.Our Networks
Our logo, colors, and typography represent what makes National Skills Coalition unique and powerful: Our networks. It is a celebration of the impact our coalition has made over the last two decades with the support of thousands of workforce advocates. Together we have been able to change policies that change lives.
NSC is fighting for a national commitment to policies that expand high-quality skills training, reflect people’s real and valid career aspirations, and support industry’s urgent need for an inclusive, skilled workforce.
Interested in joining our team? Click below to see if there are positions currently available. For other ways to get involved with NSC’s work, check out our Action Center.
National Skills Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.