The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, released a report sharing deep insights into common successes, challenges, and lessons learned from a multi-year workforce data project that compares the various technology implementation and upgrade experiences of state and local workforce systems required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Read the press release.
NAWB is hiring
We are seeking an Associate, Communications and Membership to grow current efforts and introduce new, creative approaches to the challenge of communications, outreach, and advocacy for the public workforce development system. Learn more.
The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) has partnered with the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) to strengthen the relationship between the lodging industry and the country's network of workforce boards. This partnership will help grow awareness of career pathways in the industry and allow both organizations to share information and best practices to ensure the workforce community is helping prepare the next generation of employees in the hospitality sector. Read the press release.
The National Association of Workforce Boards, in partnership with Jobs for the Future, are pleased to announce the launch of the AWAKE initiative. AWAKE -- Advancing Workforce Analytics and Knowledge Exchange -- will integrate best practices, policy ideas, programmatic innovations, and the use of data and technology into the 550 workforce development boards and the 2,500 American Job Centers across the country, which impact more than 15 million Americans each year. Read the press release.
NAWB applauds the bipartisan Job Plus Recovery Act legislation recently introduced by Senator Tim Kaine. This bill would fund a pilot program to provide access to job training and support to individuals impacted by opioid addiction or substance use disorders. Read the press release.
Letter to Congress
NAWB, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and National League of Cities sign joint letter to Congress objecting to language related to local area designation under WIOA in FY 2019 proposed budget. Learn more.
NAWB Names Melanie Anderson as Executive Vice-President. Read the press release.
NAWB Partners with the National Retail Federation Foundation to Strengthen Pathways to Work and Career Advancement. View the press release.
NAWB Selects 2018 National Award Winners to Honor Excellence in Workforce Development Board Leadership, Business Leadership, and Workforce Board-Chamber of Commerce Partnership. View the press release.
NAWB and Jobs for the Future release The State of Apprenticeship Among Workforce Boards, which examines the engagement of workforce boards in apprenticeships.
Hitting the Hill
NAWB’s Board of Directors advocates for workforce & education funding during visits with 21 U.S. Representatives, 5 Senators, and the Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration. More.
Attend the 2017 Policy Consultation in St. Petersburg, FL December 7-9, 2017. More.
The Solar September campaign provided information to help workforce development boards support the solar industry in their areas. Access recaps of the activities.
NAWB and Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) announce a partnership to strengthen workforce alignment with industry needs. Read the press release.