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National Network Releases Work-and-Learn Guidebook for Employers

The National Network released a guidebook for employers to understand and adopt work-and-learn programs, including modernized internships, apprenticeships and mentorships. READ MORE

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Highest Number of NIMS Credentials Awarded to Prepare for Manufacturing Jobs

NIMS awarded a record number of credentials in 2015 to individuals seeking to enter into or advance in manufacturing jobs, increasing their U.S. credentialing by 20% from 2014. READ MORE

 
 

Identifying competencies and promoting credentials that lead to work

Transparent information about what students and workers really need to succeed in the workplace will improve results, learning efficiency and career outcomes.

 
 

Creating more work-and-learn opportunities across the economy

On-the-job experiences harness the power of learning through work. Using models such as internships, apprenticeships, mentoring and job shadowing, employers can improve their workforce, while workers build the skills they need to succeed.

 
 

Encouraging more employers to use competency-based hiring practices

Employers overlook qualified talent by recruiting, screening and hiring based on degrees or years of experience. We know they can do better by valuing the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors candidates bring to bear.

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