Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc.
One of the many national organizations that the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board uses as a workforce resources is the National Skills Coalition. National Skills Coalition (NSC) is a broad-based coalition working toward a vision of an America that grows its economy by investing in its people so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper.
National Skills Coalition was founded in 1998 as The Workforce Alliance in response to a series of federal policies that signaled the end of national investments in the skills of America’s workers at a time when skill gaps were growing in key U.S. industries.
More than 3,200 members, representing more than 1,400 organizations in over 25 states, comprise the broad-based membership of National Skills Coalition.
NSC just releases toolkits to advance a skills equity agenda!
NSC has created a series of toolkits to help states develop a range of policies designed to help states bridge their skills gap, help people train for in-demand occupations, and help businesses find the skilled workers they need to succeed.
The toolkits are part of NSC’s skills equity agenda – an effort to advance state policies that expand access to middle-skill training through policies on job-driven financial aid, SNAP E&T, stackable credentials, alignment, integrated education and training, and TANF E&T.
NCS also has state specific information that is not only informative but also serves as advocacy for programs specific to our region. For more information on Industry Partnership please visit the PA site on the NSC website: Help Support Pennsylvania’s Industry Partnerships!