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Ask Us Anything Webinar Series

Join the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity for our May 31 live webinar, Ask Us Anything: Closing the Digital Skill Divide. Our guest speakers include Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, senior fellow, NSC; Kennon Harrison, vice president, workforce partnerships, Revature; Bobby McNeil, president, Raleigh-Durham chapter, Blacks In Technology Foundation; and Annette Taylor, director, Office of Digital Equity and […]

Closing the Digital Skills Divide: What Higher Education Leaders Need to Know

The NTIA Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives (OMBI) plays an important role in the Internet For All initiative by promoting equitable high-speed Internet access and adoption at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and in their surrounding anchor communities. OMBI’s guiding vision is to achieve digital […]

Adult Education: The Hidden Talent Pipeline: Legislative Briefing

The briefing will highlight the needs of adult learners and provide information about the interconnected role of adult education in our workforce development and higher education systems.  There will be two panels, the first consisting of individuals who will share their experiences as former adult learners who now work in adult education programs.  The second […]

NEWN Conference

This panel will examine what it means to reimagine the workforce for an inclusive economic recovery, including what it takes to reach this outcome and who must be prioritized in these efforts. Discussion topics include the political challenges, opportunities, and advancements in Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as the federal level.  

CLOSING THE DIGITAL SKILL DIVIDE: THE PAYOFF FOR WORKERS, BUSINESS AND THE ECONOMY As state policymakers grapple with closing the digital divide and effectively deploying resources from the historic $2.75 billion Digital Equity Act, National Skills Coalition, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, has released new research that could help guide the way. Based on an analysis of 43 million job postings, Closing the […]

NSC Network Call: 118th Congress Workforce update

National Skills Coalition invites you to join an invitation-only network call for workforce stakeholders to discuss the landscape of the new 118th Congress and what it means for workforce and education priorities. In this call, NSC’s Government Affairs staff will review: - A wrap up of the 117th Congress, including workforce wins and losses - […]

CTE Policy Conversation Series: Mid-term Election Reflections with JFF and National Skills Coalition

Elections create both uncertainty but also promising opportunity for federal and state leaders to advance high-quality, equitable career pathways and Career Technical Education prgorams. Join an enlightening conversation between Advance CTE Executive Director Kimberly Green, JFF President and CEO Maria Flynn, and National Skills Coalition CEO Andy Van Kleunen, as they break down what the […]

Measuring Job and Credential Quality Webinar

The growing effort to define program, job, and credential quality requires investments in P–20W data systems to capture measures of quality and make that information transparent to the public. Join the Data Quality Campaign along with Credential Engine, Jobs for the Future, and National Skills Coalition for a webinar that will highlight the importance of […]

NSC Fireside Chat: U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm

NSC CEO Andy Van Kleunen joins Secretary Jennifer Granholm to hear how the U.S. Department of Energy is implementing federal investments and partnering with agencies across the government to develop our nation's clean energy workforce. August 2022 the Biden Administration passed the Inflation Reduction Act, making historic investments to protect and improve land, water, air, […]

NSC Fireside Chat: Industry Partnerships, Equity, and Job Quality with Mitch Landrieu

NSC CEO Andy Van Kleunen joins Senior Advisor to the President and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu, and a group of local leaders for a discussion about the Biden administration’s efforts to support industry partnerships, advance racial equity, and produce quality jobs through the rollout of the bi-partisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Biden […]

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Summit Sequels

Summit Sequels is a series of virtual skills events where we’ll continue the conversation, held at the Skills Summit, about skills policy issues at the state and federal levels.

Listen to this 2022 series to hear about best practices in the states and models that can inform federal decision-making and to discuss ongoing opportunities in federal and state skills advocacy.

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Fireside Chats

National Skills Coalition hosts a series of fireside chats between CEO Andy Van Kleunen and various policymakers as they discuss the critical role of investments in skills training for workers, employers, and an inclusive economic recovery.

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