This issue brief examines the growth of short-term and noncredit career-oriented programs and the role they play in both postsecondary education and in the U.S. economy, and offers recommendations to policymakers.
NSC hosted a webinar on the latest developments on key education and training programs and the outlook for skills issues in the 114th Congress.
More than one quarter of all undergraduate awards in 2012 were postsecondary certificates. But many short-term programs aren’t eligible for Pell Grants, limiting access for lower-income job seekers.
On August 2, National Skills Coalition submitted recommendations for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
On March 13, 2013, NSC wrote to Senator Harkin in support of his amendment to the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 that would provide explicit funding levels for programs under the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee’s jurisdiction.
National Skills Coalition joined with nearly 20 other organizations to offer support for the Ability to Benefit provision of the Senator Harkin's amendment to the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013.
This section of the Training Policy in Brief provides an overview and policy recommendations for higher education tax credits, tuition and fees deduction, and employer-provided educational assistance.
This section of the Training Policy in Brief provides an overview and policy recommendations for Pell Grant Program under Title IV of the Higher Education Act.
On September 9, 2010, National Skills Coalition submitted recommendations to ensure that federal investments in higher education lead to meaningful opportunities for skill development and credential attainment for all students.