NSC launches new National Advisory Panels

By Nicky Lauricella Coolberth, March 16, 2013

Today, NSC is launching our new National Advisory Panels. We’ve brought together a diverse group of people including leaders from the business, community college, labor, community-based training, public sector, adult education, and immigration communities to help guide NSC’s work in three important areas: skills equity, work-based learning for youth and adults, and postsecondary education.

Many members of our panels are drawn from NSC’s National Partners – key networks with which NSC engages in ongoing strategic collaboration to shape and advance essential policy reforms at the federal and state level. These National Partners include Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships, Commission on Adult Basic EducationNational Youth Employment CoalitionNational Council of La RazaNational Council on Workforce Education, Workforce Data Quality CampaignNational Fund for Workforce Solutions, Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education and Young Invincibles.

While NSC has always collaborated with a range of stakeholders when developing our policy agenda, the new advisory panel model will allow NSC to be more responsive to emerging policy opportunities. As primary, strategic work is completed in one subject area, advisory panels will cycle out as new advisory panels develop in response to burgeoning issues.

This expansion of our coalition’s leadership structure reflects our growing, diversifying network and brings new ideas and new allies to the table as we work to position and advance our skills agenda at the state and federal levels.

Take a look at the full membership of our National Advisory Panels here.