NYT: A Jobs Bill That Helps Train Workers
By Senators Tim Kaine and Rob Portman
Op-ed by Andy Van Kleunen, CEO of National Skills Coalition
Article in The Herald Dispatch cites NSC report on middle-skills in West Virginia and Ohio.
The nonprofit United We Dream recently released a survey of nearly 2,000 young immigrants who have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Evolllution.com's Interview with Federal Policy Director Kermit Kaleba on Higher Ed Refom
NSC federal policy director Kermit Kaleba quoted in support of the JOBS Act in press release from the office of Senator Tim Kaine.
National Skills Coalition has taken to the road this summer. Our staff got to see firsthand how the issue areas we have been working on are progressing in different states, and to meet people who have been tirelessly engaging in these efforts.
Darlene Miller, executive director of the National Council for Workforce Education, spoke with NSC about strategies for providing the link between policy and workforce education and economic development.
Making Pell Work: How America’s $30 Billion Investment in Need-Based College Aid Can Be More Job-Driven examines the role career-oriented programs have come to play in postsecondary education and the U.S. economy.
Today, members of the House and Senate introduced the America’s College Promise Act, legislation to enact President Obama’s proposal to make up to two years of community college tuition-free for up to 9 million qualifying students.
NSC listed as an organizational endorser of the America's College Promise Act, which aims to make two years of community college free and provide an affordable pathway for low-income students to a four-year college degree.
The Department of Education recently issued guidance regarding implementation of the new Ability-to-Benefit provision of Title IV of the Higher Education Act.
NSC board member and vice chancellor for Workforce and Economic Development at the California Community Colleges Van Ton-Quinlivan quoted in Desert Sun article on California's growing demand for more middle-skill workers.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, Republican chairman of the Senate education and labor committee, released three concept papers on aspects of Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization, calling for more usable data to help students and families select colleges.
Business Leaders United Director Scott Ellsworth had the opportunity to speak with Mike Kenig on the importance pf developing a more robust workforce system in Georgia.
Check out this month’s Washington Update for an in-depth analysis of key workforce and education funding requests in President Obama’s FY 2016 budget request and details on new guidance from DOL on WIOA implementation.
A new report from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education highlights the opportunity created by three coinciding developments in the adult education and workforce fields.
From February 8-10th, 200 individuals representing business, labor, community based organizations, community colleges, and the public workforce system traveled to DC from 30 states to take part in NSC’s thirteenth annual Skills Summit.
CEO Andy Van Kleunen explains in the Wall Street Journal that rather than focusing on standalone tests, a better approach to helping people get jobs is to combine training in basic skills with vocational programs.
On February 2, President Obama unveiled his FY 2016 budget request, outlining the Administration’s spending priorities for federal programs. The budget proposes new investments in education and training, and enhanced support for existing programs.
Building on proposals announced on January 9, President Obama promoted new initiatives to increase access to middle-skill credentials in his State of the Union address. Andy Van Kleunen issued the following statement in response to tonight’s speech.
President Obama today announced two major proposals intended to increase access to high-quality skills training, including an initiative to make two years of community college education free for up to 9 million qualifying students.
New NSC board member and former Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier shares recommendations for keeping workforce development in the national spotlight and the importance of building partnerships and alliances.
On December 16, the Senate adjourned for the year, marking the end of the 113th Congress. The past two years has been a period of major progress and sizable challenges for the workforce development field. Read NSC's write-up of the Congressional session.
Associate Director Rachel Unruh on how the recent election results are likely to impact workforce development at both the state and federal level.
Executive Director Andy Van Kleunen tells the Wall Street Journal that the business community should play a stronger role in setting standards and creating opportunities in the U.S. education system.
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Senate HELP Committee recently released documents outlining their principles for reforming the Higher Education Act, legislation authorizing most federal student aid programs.
The Ryan budget would sink investments in non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs to historic lows.
Paul Ryan released his FY 2015 budget resolution imposing new time limits and work requirements on recipients of federal means-tested benefits, while at the same time proposing billions of dollars in cuts to federal education and workforce programs.
The proposed rule released today by the U.S. Department of Education (DoED) sets two types of metrics to determine the eligibility of career-oriented postsecondary programs for federal student aid: ratio of debt-to-earnings and cohort default rate.
President Obama focuses on job-driven training strategies in his fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget proposal to train America’s workforce with the skills that match the jobs employers need to fill.
Last week, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced legislation to expand Pell eligibility for students enrolled in short-term job training programs. National Skills Coalition strongly supports Sen. Landrieu’s efforts to increase workers’ access to critica
Last week, National Skills Coalition submitted a list of recommendations for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) to the House Committee on Education & the Workforce.
NSC Executive Director Andy Van Kleunen gave the keynote speech at a meeting of The Rethinking Pell Grants Study Group in DC.
The Senate Committee on Appropriations approved by a vote of 16-14 the fiscal year (FY) 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
The House and Senate both passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 continuing resolution (CR), legislation to fund the government for the remaining 6 months of the fiscal year, avoiding a government shutdown.
Associate Director Rachel Unruh argues that Rep. Paul Ryan's Pell grant proposal is out of step with the experience of most college students and will leave college education out of reach for many hard working people.
Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee chairman Senator Harkin offered a Labor-H Appropriations bill that would set explicit funding levels for the remainder of the fiscal year.
House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan introduced his FY 2014 budget resolution.
Associate Director Rachel Unruh calls on President Obama to put meaningful workforce development and adult basic education investments and policy on the table, andto back them up with political will.
Several senators sent a joint letter to the Office of Management and Budget, urging the Administration to ensure that the Fiscal Year 2013 budget request includes adequate investments in Pell Grants and job training and adult education programs.
On January 27, President Obama visited the University of Michigan to announce a set of proposals to address the rising costs of postsecondary education in order to meet a national goal of having the highest share of college graduates in the world.