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What is a National Learning Economy?

VisionPaper_ThumbnailSmMost Americans today are working learners—those actively engaged in working and learning in order to attain greater economic security and overall life satisfaction. ACT Foundation works to provide these individuals with improved access to relevant learning opportunities, better connections to employers, and more attainable career paths, all of which serve to strengthen performance.

The result? A nation engaged in realizing potential, where people are valued for their ability to perform. We call it a National Learning Economy.

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ACT Foundation Annual Report: 2013 – 2014

The Journey Begins: ACT Foundation’s 2013-2014 Interactive Annual Report highlights the many accomplishments of our inaugural year as an operating foundation. Learn more about the Foundation’s list of achievements by month; our key investments in Actionable Evidence, Demand, Supply, and Innovation; and what we expect to accomplish in the coming year. Click here to view and explore the annual reportreadmore-arrow



News & Downloads

    • Innovation Projects Aim to Close Skills Gap By Improving Learning, Training and Hiring (September 21, 2015) – The National Network of Business and Industry Associations, an effort led by Business Roundtable and ACT Foundation, is pleased to announce it will invest in 12 projects aimed at advancing talent development efforts across the nation in key economic sectors. The National Network Announces 12 Initiatives Will Receive Support. Read more →

    • SkillsUSA Nationals Highlights from ACT Foundation and the National Network (June 25, 2015) – ACT Foundation and the National Network proudly support the competitors from across the nation who attended the SkillsUSA Nationals event held in Louisville, KY to show off their talents and competencies in a variety of skill-based events. During the three day event, ACT Foundation and the National Network hosted a Breakfast meeting that included a powerful keynote address from Dr. Parminder Jassal, Founding Executive Director of ACT Foundation. Read more →

    • Federal Policymakers Hear from Working Learner Advisory Council During Leadership Meeting in Washington, D.C. (March 31, 2015) – At a leadership meeting held March 30 – 31, 2015, ACT Foundation’s Working Learner Advisory Council (WLAC) met with representatives from the White House National Economic Advisory Council, the Domestic Policy Council, and U.S. Departments of Education and Labor. Read more →

    • Shifting Workforce Development into High Gear (March 24, 2015) – See how economic developers are moving toward a National Learning Economy in the new IEDC paper: Shifting Workforce Development into High Gear: How Economic Developers Lead Workforce System Alignment” that discusses new policies in workforce development and how economic developers can take a lead role in creating talent pipelines. Read more →

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