Workforce Development

On Monday, DRF announced a $10 million grant to fund an entrepreneurship initiative to benefit the residents of the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County in Virginia and Caswell County in North Carolina, the foundation’s Dan River Region footprint.
The opening of the new Louisiana State University and VA Medical complex slated for 2014–2015 in downtown New Orleans is about to open up hundreds of jobs online to service and run these medical centers.
That’s an old saying, but in Cincinnati, the decision to adopt employer-driven career pathways as a workforce strategy had many “parents.” Career pathways help align training for individuals with employers’ needs, close skills gaps, and develop talent-
Preparing my slides for today’s “What’s Next for Green Careers?” session at the Second Annual National Fund meeting in Cincinnati gave me the opportunity to reflect on SkillWorks Green Jobs Initiative activities from 2009 to the present.
It’s safe to say the time for rethinking the national workforce development system is way overdue: The reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is now 12 years overdue and counting—with no one expecting it anytime soon.
Today is International Workers Day, celebrated around the world as a commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre.
The Council on Foundations (COF) recently released the 2011 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report. The sample includes 910 total foundations of which 544 are COF members.
This Re: Philanthropy blog's focus is on global grantmaking, starting with a blog from the Foundation Center’s Lisa Philp on some key tools for grantmakers – expert or beginners – in the global community.

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