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 National Fund for Workforce Solutions/Jobs for the Future - NFWS Community College Affinity Group 

The American Association of Community Colleges Center for Workforce and Economic Development (the Center) hosted calls of the Community College Affinity Group during 2010 for Jobs for the Future (JFF). These calls brought together the National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS) and Jobs to Careers Sites, providing resources, content knowledge and potential federal and foundation funding opportunities.


Participants ranged from local foundations and industry partners to the community agencies and intermediaries from each site. The calls provided a forum for participants to connect with others doing similar workforce and economic development work across the country.


The following list captures the call topics and speakers by month

 2010 Topic  Speaker(s) 
 March Community-Based Job Training Grants Jen Worth, AACC
 April Policy and Advocacy Jim Hermes, AACC
 May Green Job Training and Pathways Todd Cohen, AACC; Leticia Barajas; LATTC; Julie Brown, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research 
 June Employer Engagement and Job Placement Laura Weidner, Anne Arundel Community College; Debbie Logan, Mississippi Office of Nursing Workforce
 July Nursing and Allied Health Career Ladders and Lattices Anne Loochtan, Mercy College of Northwest Ohio and National Network of Health Career Programs in Two-Year Colleges; Virginia Thompson, US EPA Region 3
 August Rapid Credentials (Remediation and Accelerated Programs) Deborah Boisvert, Boston Area Advanced Technological Education Connections; Elaine DeLott Baker, Community College of Denver; Cindy Fiorella, Owensboro Community and Technical College 
 September NFWS Partnership Development  Randy Wilson, Jobs for the Future; Geri Scott, Jobs for the Future 
 October Fast-Tracking Remediation at Community Colleges  Christine Kelly Kleese,Durham Technical Community College
 November Funding Alignment for NFWS Sites to Sustain Programmatic Efforts  No speaker; facilitated discussion with NFWS sites 
 December Partnership Development Between Workforce Investment Boards and Community Colleges Karen Elzey, Skills for America's Future; Tim Aldinger, National Association of Workforce Boards 

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